Laura Schussmann, APEIS

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance with a minor in accounting. I worked in the world of finance for several years before changing careers to the teaching field. I started off as an elementary school teacher, teaching grades k-6 as a general education teacher. After my first child was born, I made the decision to put my career on hold and be a full-time stay at home mom raising my three kids, (twin girls and a son). This “Career” lasted for 20 years! After the kids were grown, I decided to return to my teaching career but this time, as a special education teacher working with students with mild to moderate disabilities. Working as a resource teacher was rewarding and interesting, the best part of course, was working with the kids. Never a dull moment! After working as a resource teacher for about 7 years, I went back to school to add an administrative credential to the mix. Special education was my field of expertise, so I chose to work as a special education administrator. I began working at Walgrove as APEIS in August 2021. I enjoy my job and am happy to help parents understand the special education process and answer any questions and /or address any concerns.

When not working, I enjoy lots of hobbies, the latest and most fun, being woodworking. Over the past couple of years I’ve managed to put together a workshop stocked with all kinds of power tools and have created quite a few furniture builds. Currently I’m working on a double-vanity for my bathroom!

Besides being mom to my now grown, three kids, I am also mom to a golden retriever, a terrier mutt dog and two cats.