Laura and her family have been attending the Redeemer for more than 7 years. She has been a Sunday School teacher has assisted with the Christmas Pageant for the past several years, as her children Grace and Curtis have come up through the Sunday School program. Laura is an elementary school teacher at Newman Elementary School in Needham and serves on the Board of the Needham Education Foundation. Before her earning her Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College in 2008 and entering the field of education, Laura worked in public relations and corporate communications. A Russian Studies major from Hamilton College, she also has worked as a consultant for international trade companies and still enjoys using her Russian language skills when the opportunity arises. Laura, her husband Tyler, and two children live in West Roxbury. Laura appreciates the spiritual enrichment the Redeemer has given her family through worship, music, and acolyte service, and looks forward to serving on the Vestry.