Laura Barksdale

 

Laura Barksdale 

Hi! My name is Laura Barksdale and I am one of the exceptional education teachers for kiddos in Kindergarten - 3rd grade. This is my sixth year teaching in Pelham City Schools, and I am so happy to be a part of the Pelham Oaks family! I received my bachelor’s degree in Collaborative Education from Birmingham-Southern College in 2013, and I earned my master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015. I proudly consider myself a lifelong learner, and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to grow alongside brilliant colleagues and beautiful young minds every single day.

When I’m not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. My husband and I got married in 2017, and we have one daughter, Andie, who turned one last spring. We also have a golden retriever, Hank (he was our first child). He's the size of a small polar bear. I love talking about my family- we keep each other laughing! I love traveling, both in the U.S. and internationally, camping, sailing, and reading. I love pepperoni pizza and I always have mountain dew in my refrigerator!
This school year will definitely be one for the books! I am so excited for the memories that will be made. Learning can take place anywhere, and I am super pumped to be on this journey with our kiddos!