Laura Seymour

Freelance Video Editor & Biography Writer

Location:Ocean Springs, Mississippi, United States
2 Skills
Associates of Art, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, 2000, Gautier, Ms.
Bachelor’s of Art in English with a Minor in History, 2004, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Al.
Master’s of Science in Criminal Justice, Virginia College Online, Birmingham, Al.

Master’s of Art in Education, 2011, William Carey University, Hattiesburg, Ms.
Doctorate in Educational Leadership, currently pursuing, Liberty University Online, Lynchburg, Va.

Honors and Awards
STAR Teacher, 2012-2013 Teacher of the year, Regional Mock Trial winners three years in a row, Mock Trial State competition third place winner in 2012, Presidential List, Special Honors, Chevron scholarship, First Chemical scholarship, Explosion of Excellence, and Army Achievement Medal.

Professional Experience
Mock Trial sponsor, Junior class sponsor, Beta Club sponsor, Family Career and Consumer Sciences sponsor, Producer of music video “I clicked it and I know it” “Teach me how to use it”, various commercials, Producer of video for Rotary club, Director and Producer for two television shows Good morning Gautier High and Welcome to the Swamp (which aired on Channel seven on Cable one five times), and weekly broadcast, and started the Broadcast Journalism class.
Research Interests
I have broad interests in education and improving the quality of education for a wide variety of students from the elementary, high school, and post secondary level, specifically the effects of No Child Left Behind and high stakes testing.

Current Research
My current interest is how students from very low socioeconomic backgrounds are able to excel in high stakes testing and educational endeavors.

Teaching Experience
• Law Related Studies, Child Development, Family Dynamics, Nutrition and Wellness, Broadcast Journalism, English I, and English III at Gautier High School from 2009- 2013
• Reading Lab, Vancleave Lower, Jackson County School District, 2014 to current.
Skills (2) Rating
Video Editing
Biography Writing