Dr. Laura Brudvik has been working in the field of education since 2003. She is originally from North Dakota and, just like that other Laura from a little house on the prairie, she has always loved school.
Laura taught secondary English at two large districts in North Dakota before earning her master’s degree and transitioning into the college setting. Dr. Brudvik spent eight years at a small liberal arts university teaching composition and education classes. Her favorite part of teaching has always been working with others. She loves to watch students learn and develop, and to work side-by-side with tremendous teachers. After earning her doctoral degree and spending some time training teachers at a private college in Minnesota, Laura and her family decided to try somewhere with warmer winters.
Dr. Brudvik enjoyed teaching Dual Credit English in the Chandler Unified School District last year and she hopes that her variety of experiences will serve and support the schools she works with for Empower.
In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband, her three children, and puppy dog, Tucker. As new Arizona residents, they have enjoyed traveling and seeing all the beauty found in the desert. Minnesota lakes country is their destination in the summer as their northern roots still have a little trouble with the extreme heat.:-)