My name is Laura Friend and I graduated from Arizona State University in 2006. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Structured English Immersion. I later earned my Early Childhood Endorsement. I started my teaching career in Mesa. I have taught kindergarten, 3rd, and 4th grades. Most of my time I spent my time teaching kindergarten. This is now my second year teaching in the Higley district at Sossaman Early Childhood Development center.
I have been married 29 years to my husband, Vance. We have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. We spent just over 10 years doing foster care as a family. Although our children are almost all out of the house (One college age daughter still at home) we spend lots of time with our family. We love camping, football Sundays, hiking, and going to the beach.