Ms. Laurel Lapane

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Degrees and Certifications:

Masters in Adult Education Concentration in Training & Development University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI Bachelor of General Studies Concentrations in Sociology, Education & Management Rhode Island College, Providence, RI Microsoft Specialist Certification QuickBooks Certification

Ms. Laurel Lapane

I am a native Rhode Islander and have lived in Marion County for three years now. Prior to moving to Florida in 2013, I worked for 17 years at Johnson & Wales University, Providence as an administrator. I also taught Leadership Studies part-time at the university in the evenings. I spent much of my tenure at the university working directly with students providing them with hands-on learning experiences in the classroom, on campus and in the community. 

 I look forward to providing the students enrolled in the Wildcat Entrepreneurship Academy with lots of hands-on learning experiences in which we will explore viable business ventures. I am passionate about guiding students to reach their full potetional. I will guide, direct and coach you to building a successful business plan. Students completing the Academy will have developed an entrepreneurial mindset and will be equiped to start their own business. Some will actually start their businesses while enrolled in the Academy! 

I live here in Marion County with my fur babies Daisy and Buddy.  I have three children and three grandchildren. I love to play in the dirt in my garden, read good books, listen to music,  volunteer, float in the pool and go on nature walks. Most of all, I love being a teacher!