Laura Psimaras started at PCCS in 2018 as an Instructional Assistant. She sees the tremendous value in the hands-on approach and the nature-learning opportunities PCCS provides. Laura’s education and experiences include a BA from Marquette University in elementary education, an MA in elementary school mathematics from Northeastern Illinois University and teaching middle schoolers for over 10 years. She enjoys the outdoors and her hobbies include hiking, biking, camping, gardening, cooking and living a healthy lifestyle. She looks forward to helping children relate and develop a life-long appreciation of the environment.
One interesting thing people might not know about Laura is during her childhood years, she visited almost all of the states in the U.S. and many countries in Europe due to her family’s desire to experience new places. Her favorite quote is “Rise and Shine”. She remembers her mother waking her up every morning to this phrase to help her start a new day with a positive attitude