Laurie Edmondson, Ed.D.

Laurie EdmondsonDirector of Elementary Education
Professor of Education

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Lay Hall 212
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Dr. Laurie Edmondson serves as the director of elementary education and professor of education. She is currently serving as the counselor for the Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. Before coming to Drury Dr. Edmondson worked as a District Reading Specialist and Instructional Specialist for the Springfield Public Schools. Prior to that, Dr. Edmondson was a Reading Recovery and Early Literacy instructor for many years in the Springfield Public Schools.

Dr. Edmondson has been active in the Springfield chapter of the International Reading Association and served as the president of that organization. Dr. Edmondson is also the Past President of the Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association and serves on the International Rural Literacy Committee for IRA.

Laurie is married and has two young daughters who teach her about life, learning and happiness.

B.A., Southwest Missouri State University, 1986
MS.Ed., Southwest Missouri State University, 1993
Ed.D., Saint Louis University, 2003

Drury University faculty member since 2003
Professor since 2014