Laura Fennell is a middle school reading specialist and administrator at Bronzeville Lighthouse Charter School in Chicago, Illinois. Lighthouse is a K-8 school that strives to prepare its scholars for college through a rigorous arts infused education, with a focus on the social development of each child. Laura was a 2007 Teach for America St. Louis corps member and later went on to work as a Curriculum Specialists at Teach For America’s summer training institutes. At Lighthouse, she has worked as the Director of School Culture and Reading Specialist. Laura received a B.A. in English from the University of Arkansas in 2007 and is currently completing a Masters in Secondary Education at University of Missouri St. Louis. Laura is eager to begin her work at the Summer Principals Academy and looks forward to learning from her new colleagues.