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Laura King

Laura King



135 Brown Hall


660.562.1992 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2014



  • Ed.D. Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis; University of Missouri (In Progress)
  • M.A. Education; Baker University, 2008
  • B.S.Ed. Early Childhood; Missouri Western State University, 2005
  • Professional Experiences

Grade Levels Previously Taught

  • First/Second Multiage Level
  • Second Grade
  • First Grade
  • Kindergarten
  • Preschool
  • Parents as Teachers

Scholarly Activity


  • King, L. & O'Neal, B. (2018). Reinventing school: Collaborating to redefine a culture with intentional practice and research. Presentation at the International Laboratory Schools, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Hull, D., King, L., Mason, A., Patet, P., Sheil, M.,  (2017). Stop! Stop! No sugar on top! Working together to raise healthy children. Presentation at National Association for the Education of Young Children, Atlanta, GA.
  • King, L. (2012). Using technology to increase student engagement. Presentation at Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Kansas City, MO.

Other Professional Experiences

Specialized Training in Leadership and Instruction

  • Reggio Alliance Study Abroad Experience in Reggio Emelia, Italy
  • Teacher’s College Summer Institute for Reading and Writing Project
  • Northwest Project Lead the Way
  • Northwest Missouri State University Social Justice Institute
  • Co-researcher –The impact of literature on student learning about Type 2 Diabetes 2
  • Pathways to Reading School Trainer
  • District Leadership Symposium Series
  • Curriculum Review Teaming

Favorite Thing About Teaching

I love to watch children wonder and explore! I really appreciate those moments when children work through something difficult and smile with pride at their accomplishments!

Hobbies/Free-time Activities

I love to spend time with my family, walking my dog, and reading.