Laura Gray started her first educator position at GSMST in 2015 teaching mathematics and computer science. She currently teaches Accelerated Geo-PreCalc, Accelerated Pre-Calculus, AP Computer Science A, Programming Applications of Linear Algebra, and Data Sciences/Analytics. She also sponsors GSMST student internship and science fair projects.
Ms. Gray currently holds a position as a GCPS CTE K12 Specialist working alongside the Georgia Department of Education to develop new computer science courses for the Georgia K-12 curriculum. She has written and developed standards for three new Computer Sciences courses for the state of Georgia in the past year and serves on GSMST's Computer Science Advisory Board. Laura also sponsors the Computer Science Club at GSMST. She was named STAR Teacher of GCPS and GSMST in 2019 and a Promise of Gwinnett teacher in 2020.
Laura is passionate about fighting for equity in education, especially for the BIPOC, LatinX, and intersectional communities. She is an active member of the Gwinnett Educators for Equity & Justice group (www.geej.org) and believes in confronting her own implicit biases in becoming an active anti-racist. Currently, Ms. Gray spends her free time working with GCPS district leadership to develop/modify curriculum to be culturally responsive and accurate. She also works on discipline reform and implementation plans for fair and equal access to technology in schools. As teachers, Ms. Gray believes we must recognize how schools systems are failing in providing equity and justice to ALL students and it is vital to focus on practicing anti-racism.
She earned a Computer Information Systems degree from Indiana University (2003) and a Masters in the Art of Teaching (Secondary Education Mathematics) from the University of Georgia (2015).
Prior to teaching, Ms. Gray embarked on a 10 year career in Information Technology with Procter & Gamble, PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC, Hospira Inc., and General Electric. She was twice awarded the TDWI Enterprise BI Award (2008 and 2009) and twice awarded a General Electric Management Award (2009 and 2010). Ms. Gray obtained her CISA certification in 2007 and several certifications in SAP, Identity Management, and Databases between 2003 and 2011.
In her free time, Laura enjoys travelling. She also pursues a hobby of photography and has been published by Spin Magazine, Rolling Stone Magazine, The Washington Post, Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and Pitchfork Magazine.