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Innovation in Academic, Spiritual and Emotional Growth


Laura Cleland, M.Ed.

While majoring in Elementary Education at Purdue University, Laura was awarded a National Science Foundation Scholarship to participate in UPSTEP (Undergraduate Pre-service Teachers Education Program), a four year study aimed at instructing undergraduate teachers how to teach through hands on methods, exploration and inquiry. In addition to obtaining certification in Elementary Education, Laura also received certification in Special Education while studying at Eastern Illinois University, a Masters in Educational Administration from the University of North Texas and her Colloquy degree from Concordia University, Texas.  Laura began her career teaching public school in Illinois but she and her husband moved to Texas in 1983. They joined Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Carrollton and were asked to serve on the feasibility study to begin a school ministry.  Laura became the school’s first kindergarten teacher and through the years also taught 2nd grade and Middle School at Prince of Peace before becoming their Lower School Principal in 2003.  Laura currently serves on the Lutheran School Accreditation Commission and is a certified AdvancED  Accreditation Evaluator.  Laura and her husband have three sons, one daughter and five grandchildren. 

A message from our principal...

I am delighted to serve as Principal at Crown of Life Lutheran School!  As an Accreditation Commissioner and Evaluator, I assess schools throughout the nation and, therefore, first visited Crown of Life in that capacity.  During that visit I was immediately impressed with the beautiful facility, the energetic atmosphere, the highly engaged students and the many innovative teaching strategies.  Crown of Life truly is a jewel in the heart of the Colleyville area and I am so honored and blessed to be part of this school and church community.

Please know you are always welcome to stop by my office or call any time you have a question or concern. I desire to partner with you for the education of your children.

In His Service and for His Children,

Laura Cleland


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