Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Middle Grades Education, St. Leo University Earth/Space Science 6-12 Biology 6-12 Social Science 6-12 Reading Endorsed
My name is Laura Wellhoner and I teach both advanced and regular with ESE-inclusion Earth and Space Science. I live in Ocala with my husband, my three children, one dog, and our seventeen chickens. My passion for science is rooted in my love of nature. I am continually fascinated with the systems that enable our planet to sustain life as well as the mechanics at work within the universe.
I am so very proud to be a part of the Osceola Middle School family and am truly convinced that I have THE BEST job ever! Science is so important. I take a hands-on approach to it, and I think it is so much FUN!
Over the course of my teaching career, I have taught US History and Earth and Space Science here at OMS. I have also taught Intensive Reading at Belleview Middle School. My passion for teaching middle school stems from remembering what middle school was like- it was a time of many changes, to say the least! One of the many things I love about teaching middle school is how enthusiastic about learning my students are! It is my goal to see my students have a better understanding of how the world works and to encourage them to make a positive impact on our world.
I am so excited to be a part of your middle school adventure this year! Let's work together to make it a great one.