Sandy P. & Kay L., Lakeside Union

“Laura Spencer was a integral part of the Lakeside Union School District’s Educational Technology Program. Under Laura’s direction, the 1:1 iPad take home program was successfully implemented in grades 4-8. Laura helped shape the vision that all Lakeside students are problem solvers, communicators, and collaborators. She inspired teachers to think outside the box and encouraged them to rethink what teaching and learning looks like. She constantly shared cutting edge ideas’ and resources to increase students engagement and learning. Laura supported and encouraged innovative ideas at all levels – from district support staff, administration, teachers to students. In addition, Laura put LUSD on the map by creating a social media presence to showcase all of the amazing things happening in classrooms and throughout the district. Not only was she admired and respected throughout the district, Laura’s excellent communication and leadership skills were an asset to Lakeside.”