Laurie was born and raised in the Seattle area and lives in Bellevue with her husband and 3 children. She’s worked the past 6 years in the special education department for the Bellevue School District. Prior to that, she was a teacher at Newport Covenant Preschool in the young 3s class and also the Camp Friday program. Laurie enjoys traveling with her family and reading a good book. One of her favorite quotes: The more you read, the more your know. The more you know, the smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, the stronger your voice, when speaking your mind or making your choice.