My name is Laura Applegate and I am a post-baccalaureate student, pursuing my teacher certification in Elementary Education at Moravian College, in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am a Bethlehem native and graduated from Freedom High School in 2006. I attended Franklin and Marshall College, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where I graduated in 2010, receiving my Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology, with a minor in English Literature.
While attending Franklin and Marshall, I was actively involved with my sorority, Alpha Phi, in which I held the position of Director of Member Education from 2007-2009. I am currently the Advisor of Programming and Development for the Lehigh University chapter of Alpha Phi, assisting the chapter as needed with new member education, as well as chapter events, and implementing standing rules and procedures.
I was also a member of the Franklin and Marshall Dance Company, and have had the privilege of being a part of a reconstruction of Martha Graham’s famous dance, Steps in the Street. During my four years at F&M, I worked in the Admissions Office as a student worker and learned a lot about the process of college admissions. I was also a member of the College Entertainment Committee, which was a group responsible for planning campus-wide activities and events.
Outside of school-related activities, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. Every summer I love to go to the beach. I am a huge Penn State football fan and love to go to games as often as I am able to. Dancing has been my passion since I was five years old. I have had the opportunity to study ballet, jazz, modern, and lyrical dance for 18 years and hope to share my love of dance with my students. I am very creative and artistic and I love doing arts and crafts projects and hope to incorporate this love into my classroom. I have always known that I wanted to work with children since I was young, but hoped to become a school psychologist one day. After much thought I decided this career path was not for me, and decided to go back to school to become an elementary school teacher.
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