Laura Craighill graduated Cum Laude from the University of Alabama in December 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education. Throughout college Laura gained valuable experience in elementary classrooms from Kindergarten through fifth grade. After graduation, Laura moved to Virginia where she taught second grade for a year and half. While in Virginia Laura wrote and received several grants in order to provide educational materials that supported the learning in her classroom. Laura’s passion for teaching then led her to Brooklyn where she taught at Brooklyn Ascend Charter School. After two years at Brooklyn Ascend, Laura’s belief in Cognitively Guided Instruction led her to PAVE. Laura Craighill is teaching second grade at PAVE and is very excited to meet and work with the scholars and their families throughout the year.