M. Ed. Elementary Education, Florida A&M University
BA, Elementary Education, Saint Leo University
Reading Endorsement, FLDOE
Certified K-12 Reading, English 6 -12, Elementary Education, FLDOE
National Board Certified Teacher
Mrs. Lashley began her teaching career at Columbia City Elementary as a second grade teacher in 2000. When the opportunity to open a brand new elementary school in Lake City was presented, she took the offer and spent the next five years teaching first and second grade at Westside Elementary. In the summer of 2005, Laura opened her own daycare in Lake City, Laura's Little Red School House. She spent the next twelve years teaching VPK and owning and operating her own preschool. Laura returned to the public school system in 2009 and was the reading/instructional coach at Pinemount Elementary. She returned to the classroom in 2016 teaching tenth grade English at Columbia High School. Mrs. Lashley began her first year with Belmont Academy in August, 2017.
Laura lives in Lake City with her husband, Tom and three boys, Eli, Avery and Edward. Laura enjoys spending time with her family and pets. She loves traveling with her husband and family.