Laura Castle has been a teacher and administrator for over twelve years. Laura began her career teaching students in underserved communities as a member of Teach for America, teaching high school English in St. Louis, Missouri, and later middle school in Gary, Indiana. Laura then served as Director of School Culture and Director of Instruction at a K-8 school in Chicago. These experiences motivated her to pursue a master’s in educational leadership at the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City, and in 2013 she was hired to be the founding principal of Acero Brighton Park Elementary, a K-8 public charter school on Chicago’s southwest side.
Laura moved to Grand Rapids with her family in the fall of 2019. She is excited to share her experiences in education with the students at KCTC, and looks forward to shaping the next generation of excellent teachers.