Laurie studied Education at Wayne State University in Detroit before her 1983 aliyah. After her aliyah she administered programs for day care providers, served as the supervisor of a network of day care centers, taught English in in Israeli schools and worked for the Livnot U’Lehibanot Israel Experience Program as the coordinator of the Tourist Information Center in Safed, in northern Israel. Laurie started to explore online education with JETS in 2012 and enjoys the excitement and stimulation of teaching kids in other parts of the world (even when she has a 2:30a.m. class!). She is the mother of five children. She is a JETS educator and works with JETS marketing and website projects.