Phone: (205)685-8194


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Special Education Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education

Miss Laura Wren

My Education: After graduating from Hartselle High School, I immediately attended the University of Alabama where I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Special Education. I later attended the University of Alabama Birmingham where I received a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Special Education.


My Experience: I am anxiously excited to start my 22nd year of my teaching career in special education. I have taught early childhood/elementary age students through high school students. It was during my years of teaching high school students in a self-contained classroom that I realized the importance of early intervention and the benefit of starting services at the earliest age possible. My love for preschool special education started from there!


Teaching Goals:

  1. to identify each child’s strengths, preferences, and interests to engage the child in active learning
  2. to identify skills to target for instruction that help a child become adaptive, competent, socially connected, and engaged and that promote learning in natural and inclusive environments
  3. to gather and use data to inform decisions about individualized instruction
  4. to plan for and provide the level of support, accommodations, and adaptations needed for the child to access, participate, and learn within and across activities and routines
  5. to embed instruction within and across routines, activities, and environments to provide contextually relevant learning opportunities
  6. to use systematic instructional strategies with fidelity to teach skills and to promote child engagement and learning
  7. to use explicit feedback and consequences to increase child engagement and learning
  8. to use coaching or consultation strategies with primary caregivers or other adults to facilitate positive adult-child interactions and instruction intentionally designed to promote child learning and development