Laurie Jones

8th Grade Homeroom, 5th-8th Social Studies

Experience: I have taught seven years at Word of Life — 1 year teaching first grade and 6 years teaching fifth grade homeroom/social studies. I also taught outdoor education at Camp Wyman in Eureka, MO. My children attended Word of Life and Lutheran High School South.

Education: University of Missouri-Columbia, Bachelor’s degree, Political Science; Webster University, teaching certificate; Concordia University, Chicago, Colloquy

Personal Educational Philosophy: As a servant of Christ, I want to encourage students to reach their full potential and work for the glory of God.

Classroom Goals: I will work to create an atmosphere in which all students feel safe and secure in order to express themselves, to grow academically, and to grow in their faith.

Interests: Reading, spending time with friends and family, being outdoors

Favorite Bible Verse: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28