Special Education Lead & English Teacher/Mentor
Ms. Laura Hall who is a Licensed Dyslexia Therapist (LDT) and a Certified Academic Language Therapist (CALT) with a background in English Language Arts and Reading. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in teaching from Texas Woman’s University. She earned her LDT and CALT certification through a two-year post-grad program at Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital in Dallas, Texas in 2016.
Ms. Hall spent 17 years as a stay-at-home mother. She considers the lessons she taught her two adult children as her greatest teaching accomplishments. Her son Dane and his wife Tiffany live in Chicago, where he is in his second year at the University of Chicago Law School. Her daughter Cai and Cai’s husband Filipe live in Provo, Utah. Cai has completed her master’s degree in Luso-Brazilian Literature and is now teaching Portuguese immersion classes while her husband completes a master’s degree in business administration.
Ms. Hall’s personal teaching philosophy strongly aligns with Fusion Academy’s foundational principals of loving, then motivating, then teaching students. Having come from a large ISD, she finds fusion provides both educators and students with an extremely individualized and rich learning experience.
When not teaching, Ms. Hall loves to read, walk, write, hike, quilt, and renovate broken spaces. In addition to her children, she has a 14-year-old dachshund named Rusty.Ms. Hall is incredibly inspired by the students she is blessed to serve. Although her students are wildly intelligent, they struggle with some skills kills that come easily to their peers. But even when school is difficult, they never let their struggles dim their enthusiasm for and commitment to learning.
Ms. Hall’s greatest love is growing with her students and helping them find the tools for success. Ms. Hall has found that while not every student comes to school ready to learn, they do arrive ready to be loved. If she loves them today, she knows she can teach them tomorrow.