Laura Ford

Title:

Lower School Teacher, Technology Team

Department:

  • Lower School

Contact

[email protected]

ext. 406

Subjects/Sports

5th and 6th Grade Reading

What Do You Love Most about Tattnall?

I wouldn't trade anything for the friendships I have made with faculty members and parents whose children I have taught!

Bio:

In 1993. I received a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Once I returned to Macon, I was hired to teach first grade for the Bibb County Public School System, and after three years moved to a new school within the system to teach kindergarten for another three years. At that time, I was able to stay home while our children were young. I began teaching at Tattnall in 2008, though I was on campus for several years prior to that as both a parent and a substitute teacher. Working with the faculty at TSA only increased my desire to have a permanent place here. God opened that door when I was offered a position in fourth grade. After teaching seven years in fourth, I moved to fifth and sixth, teaching reading. I married Steve Ford (TSA '86) and we have 2 sons, Dalton (TSA '18) and Camden (TSA '21). As a family we attend Lizella Baptist Church. My husband and I have been active with the Student Ministry since 1995. Over our years there, I’ve enjoyed teaching ninth and tenth grade girls, Juniors, Seniors, College and Career, and K’Nect Ministry for fifth and sixth graders. I also have worked in the AWANA ministry, serving as the Director for the Cubbies (3 and 4 year olds) for several years. As my own boys are rapidly approaching the end of their careers at Tattnall, I really began to miss those times with a little one in my lap. For the past few years I have been serving in the nursery department and am thoroughly enjoying working in Sunday School with 13-24 month olds. They love to sit in my lap!

Fun Fact:

Chocolate soothes a world of hurt.

Favorite Verse or Inspiration:

"In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus." Philippians 2:5 (NIV)