Terry Loftus, Assistant Superintendent. Integrated Technology Services, San Diego County Office of Education

Dr. Laura Spencer’s vision and educational expertise is well known, but her power to effect positive change comes from her generosity and her ability to build positive relationships. Laura proactively shares with her close peers as well as with a wide range of educators, wherever they might be from. Whether it be small 1-on-1 collaborations, or at scale, via her role as the President of the San Diego CUE, or through the many other organizations she’s involved in, Laura is always learning and sharing ideas that lift up those around her. Always keeping the focus on what’s best for students, Laura is a force to be reckoned with and is not shy to ask hard questions to determine how specific educational practices, teaching strategies or broader systems might be improved.