Laurie Jones holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education from the University of Alabama. She has more than 33 years of experience in both public and Catholic education. Laurie has lived in Birmingham most of her life and is openly passionate about her love of learning and joy of teaching. She and her husband have raised three sons and a daughter, now in their 20s, which adds to her experience. Her excitement about life is contagious! She is equally enthusiastic about instilling the virtues and traditions of the Catholic faith in the hearts of her students. She believes students learn best from their mistakes in a supportive and nurturing environment and has created a classroom culture based on fairness and empathy toward others.