Director of Professional Educators Partnership
M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction – Purdue University (2004)
Graduate Studies – Continuing Education – Valparaiso University (1996)
B.A. in Elementary Education – Michigan State University (1982)
Laurie Snell is the Director and Co-founder of the Professional Educators Partnership (PEP), whose membership includes 33 K–12 public and parochial schools in the tri-county area. Laurie develops and plans professional development opportunities for educators in Northwest Indiana to promote research-based best practices leading to innovative teaching practices in the classroom.
Under Laurie’s leadership, the PEP partnership has become a model program that has brought more than 6,000 practicing educators to campus for a variety of events. The partnership sponsors three main events each year: a fall Literacy Workshop (K–8), a Professional Learning Community (PLC) Workshop (grades 5–12) in December and a Middle School Conference in the spring. Teacher candidates are encouraged to join current teachers and area principals in their professional day of learning.
In 2013, Laurie was invited to participate on the College and Career Ready (CCR) panel at the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) to develop the new K–12 Curriculum Mathematics Standards for the State. The CCR panel’s work was presented to the Indiana Round Table for legislative approval spring 2014.
International Reading Association (IRA)
Indiana Landmarks Society