Laura LaChappelle Staff Photo

M.L.S. History, Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS

M.A. coursework Speech & Theater (all but thesis), Prescott College, Prescott, AZ

B.S.Ed. Speech Communication, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

A.A. Liberal Studies, Florida College, Temple Terrace, FL

Gifted In-Field Endorsement, Advanced Placement Certification


Currently teaching AP US History, AP World History, World History

Director of Speech & Debate

National Honor Society Chapter Adviser

Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society Chapter Co-Adviser

NJROTC Rifle Team Assistant

2015 JHS STAR Teacher, six-time JHS STAR Teacher Nominee


AP World History Exam Reader for the College Board, 2014-Present

Georgia Forensic Coaches Association - State Board Member

Selected for participation in professional conferences with:

The Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of the American Indian

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

The Korean War Legacy Foundation

The Bill of Rights Institute


Previous teaching experience also includes: 

Speech & Forensics, English, Theater, Yearbook

Former State Board Member - Arizona Thespians 

Founder of the Northern Arizona Acting Festival

Four-Time Most Valuable and Most Versatile Speaker on nationally ranked collegiate Speech & Debate teams; finalist at national and international levels in multiple speaking events


A southern California native, Mrs. L spent twelve years in northern Arizona before moving to Georgia in 2005. This is her 22nd year as a high school teacher.  She and her husband, also a JHS teacher and coach, have been married for 25 years. They have 3 sons, and recently welcomed the birth of their first granddaughter. When not preparing lessons or grading papers, she enjoys reading, traveling, baking, and scuba diving.