Staff Profile: Laura Thomas

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Joined 2017

Laura’s Impact: Laura joined CCLC as a Resource Coach for TREE in August 2017. She has been able to fold her many years of experience as an elementary school educator for English language learners into her new role of supporting the resilience of schools and communities through TREE.

After learning that the TREE program was offering schools resources to meet student needs and address barriers, Laura knew that she wanted to be part of making TREE a success in Milbridge, one of the schools she has worked in for the past seven years. “I truly believe in the program’s ability to effect lasting change. I want to be a part of making education and teaching more of what students need it to be,” she said. Co-workers describe Laura as cheerful, compassionate, and dedicated to making a difference to the health and well-being of children in this area with a “drive that is infectious.”