B.A. in Political Science and History from The University of Colorado at Boulder in 2009. She is currently an Instructional Coach at Chalmette High School in St. Bernard Parish. LaPres' primary role is supporting English and social studies teachers transition to the Common Core State Standards and the implementation of the state's new teacher evaluation system, Compass. She has had the opportunity to work closely with the Literacy Design Collaborative and supports teachers both in her district and in the surrounding areas utilize this wonderful tool. As a member of the 2012 SPA NOLA cohort, she looks forward to engaging with other adults and professionals in the program, in order to help solve many of the challenges schools face.