Laura-Catherine Dawson

Location: Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Grades Currently Teaching: Preschool - 5th Grade
Services Offered: Online Tutoring, In-Person Tutoring, Part-Time Teaching

Short Bio:
When I started my first teaching position at Lumberton Elementary School in 2018, I had no idea I would love teaching as much as I do now. I am finishing my third year as a first-grade teacher, and I am so thankful for the people who have come alongside me to help me grow into the teacher I am now. I have a wide range of experience in education, including student teaching in London, England as well as Earl Travilion Attendance Center.


After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, I dedicated a year of service to City Year, a nonprofit organization that works to bridge the gap between what students in poverty need and what schools are designed to provide. In 2015 I also started Leaps of Faith, an organization that gives financially disadvantaged and historically underrepresented children the opportunity to take ballet. Through these experiences, I have learned how to better teach and serve. I am also trained in Phonics First, Structures, Whole Brain Teaching, and Conscious Discipline.