Laurie Corso


Why I Teach: 

I teach because I love children and I am drawn to their energy and their spirit.  I want every child to know that we see them for who they are and that we are here to help them grow into a beautiful person. "You are braver than you believe...stronger than you seem..and loved more than you'll ever know." (A.A. Milne)


I have two amazing children that I love and adore :)  Indigo is 20 and is a student at American University in Washington D.C. and Angelo is turning 17 this summer and is off to the University of Oregon next year.  It is good that I have the two coasts covered!  I also have an amazing cream Golden Retriever named may see her in the building every now and again as she simply loves children and they seem to love her too.


I spent most of my educational career at the University of Illinois.  While there I earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science/International Law and graduate degrees in Curriculum and Instruction, Special Education and Educational Leadership.  I am currently finishing up a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University.


I was born in Jeanette, Pennsylvania and spent most of my youth in Orland Park, Illinois. I love being from the Midwest, but I love living in Colorado even more! I still return home to eat good pizza a few times each year, and then return to the mountains that I love.


I love to do yoga, snowboard, paddleboard, climb and spend time with my children.  I love to travel and see the world each summer as well.  I think that new perspectives help me understand the world a bit me be more compassionate and caring...and help me be a better leader.

Favorite Quote: 

Human kind.  Be both.

Favorite Book or Story: 

One of my favorite stories/series is the Chronicles of Narnia. I used to reread them start to finish every summer growing up...and still...sometimes still do.

Favorite Sports Team: 

Pittsburgh Steelers of course!