Thank you so much for presenting at our recent WEL Institute! Your presentations were extremely well received and so very appreciated. Please see the attached summary of the evaluations and please note that the comments are some of the most positive that we have seen.
You are an inspiring and brilliant thinker and writer! I look forward to learning from you so that I can increase my ability to more effectively use writing and story telling to share my thinking and wonderings.Your tireless efforts to provide leadership that broadens the pathway to understanding is very apparent. Your toiling and increased influence over the past months is apparent and I am grateful. Thank you–you are making a BIG difference!
Laura can pivot at any point to personalize, adjust or adapt her plan to dial it in to exactly what folks need right then. Her skills, ability to create excitement for educators and in-event engagement are top-notch.
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.
I feel so thankful to have been in the personalization hub! As a new teacher, there are so many ‘firsts’ I am having in the classroom. First report cards, first parent/teacher conferences, and first units for every content area. As I delve into these experiences, I find myself looking through the lenses of personalization every time. Sometimes I wonder how different these experiences would be if I had never been in the hub. Even as I complete my BTSA Individual Learning Plan, many of the action items and evidence toward my goals relate to personalization. Getting to know my students at a deeper and more personal level has given me more confidence as an educator, and more compassion for my kiddos.
Thank you for being so consistent with breaking down barriers and making things happen. Your support with our personalization hub has been fantastic and I learn a lot about leadership from you whenever we connect!
Thanks for always being there to bounce ideas off of. I enjoy just visiting with you for a different perspective of questions I have.