My name is Laura Gaunt and I am Bryan Middle School's Instructional Facilitator, Academic Data Representative, and Testing Coordinator.  My job is to help monitor data and testing, as well as help coach and support teachers within their classrooms.  I help serve as a link between teachers and administrators, and make sure teachers have the information needed to provide strong, engaging classrooms.  I also help with professional development with the Bryan staff.  We continually work on our school improvement plan to ensure all students are successful.  Some other areas I help coordinate are: Title 1, parent-teacher conferences, school newsletter, team leader for the Unified Arts team, working with school focus students, after school tutoring, and Students of the Month.

Some information about me.  This is my 12th year with the Omaha Public Schools.  I taught Language Arts for seven years and Reading the last two years.  I completed my undergraduate work in 2006 at the University of Iowa where I received an English BA and teaching licenses in 7-12 English/Language Arts, 5-12 Reading, and K-12 English Language Learners.  I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2011 with my master's degree in Secondary Education with an English concentration.  I enjoy spending time with my husband, our daughter Mariah, our cat Hawkeye, cheering for Iowa football, and reading.