Ms. Moore

Laura Moore has served as both a classroom teacher and guidance counselor for the past 30 years at Ridgewood High School.  In the classroom, she taught accounting, economics, marketing, and sports marketing.  She also was the academic advisor/coach for their Marketing Team (with competitions on the regional, state, and national levels).  For the past 13 years, Ms. Moore has served as a Guidance Counselor at Ridgewood High School, with responsibilities as team leader for the senior class, Naviance Site Manager, and advisor to the RHS Ambassadors (welcoming newcomers to RHS).  
Ms. Moore earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and her M.A. in Student Personnel Services from Southern Methodist University, with a focus on rehabilitation counseling.  She holds teaching/counseling certificates in the states of Oklahoma, Texas, and New Jersey.  She has had experience in working with students with disabilities, crisis counseling, conflict resolution, and mentorship programs.
Counseling Philosophy: My counseling philosophy is to cultivate, stimulate, and support inclusive environments that allow high school students to reach their highest academic, personal, and spiritual potential.  
Ask me about:  My own son and/or my love for animals
I am looking forward to working at St. Joe's because:  I embrace a high school that incorporates religion into the learning process, thus empowering learners to become both scholars and thoughtful citizens.