GEAR UP for the PROMISE Project Coordinator
“My favorite thing about working with the K20 Center is the ability to deliver high-quality programming and resources to students, parents, educators. The services we provide equip educators and parents with tools to improve outcomes in their schools, creating life-changing opportunities for the students we serve.”
About Laura Buxton
For over three years, Laura Buxton has been the GEAR UP Project Coordinator for Oklahoma City Public Schools. There, she coordinates the daily operations of the GEAR UP for the PROMISE grant and oversees staff members’ in-depth work, with the ultimate goal of increasing college success for PROMISE students in nine high schools. Buxton collaborates with the K20 Center staff to facilitate the alignment of the grant goals to meet the unique needs of each of the PROMISE schools.
Buxton loves her hometown of Oklahoma City, where she was born and raised, and she enjoys spending time discussing educational issues and trends with her husband Brad, a principal. Her weekends typically involve some combination of art, musical theatre, or softball as she supports her three children in pursuing their passions.
Skills & Expertise
UCO, Edmond, OK M.Ed. Educational Administration
UCO, Edmond, OK B.A. Psychology