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Laura Barr

Laura Barr, Owner & Founder of e.Merging Educational Consulting

Laura Barr, Owner & Founder

Laura is the owner and founder of e.Merging Educational Consulting.  She has been working with families in the Denver area for over 20 years as a preschool and elementary educator, admissions director, parent educator and educational consultant.  Her educational background includes a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education and certifications in educational advocacy and Love and Logic facilitation.  Laura is a certified member of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners and has also been admitted to the Independent Education Consultants Association as a professional member.

As the mother of four very different children, Laura brings practical experience to each of her consultations.  She’s able to use creative problem solving tactics for the benefit of her clients, many of whom find her to be a trusted confidant and advisor.  This is the foundation for her Out of the Box parent education program.  When Laura is not working with clients, she is visiting the many dynamic and exciting schools in Denver and surrounding areas.  Laura’s experience as an educator, woman and mother support a hands-on approach that helps her clients achieve clarity and vision.

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Recent Articles

Consultants Steer Parents Through the Maze of School Choices
Education Week

Summer Camp 101: Starting Your Search
9News Denver

Figuring Out The Right Denver School For Your Kids
The Huffington Post

Dress for Success: An Argument for Kid’s Self-Dressing
The Mom Edit

A Woman’s Worth – A Mommy’s Worth
Web Talk Radio

How to Choose the Best School for Your Child
5280 Magazine

e.Merging’s Website Blog Articles

Speaking Engagements

“Uncomfortable Parental Relationships through Courageous, Authentic and Strategic Conversations”
IECA Spring Annual Conference

“Learning Differences: The Challenges & Joys”
Cheery Creek School District Parent Information Network (PIN)

“The Entitlement Antidote”
Aspen Academy

Professional Presentation on e.Merging LLC
LIVE Urban Denver

The Entitlement Antidote: Empowering Parents and Students”
IECA Spring Annual Conference

Keynote at School Breakfast
St. Elizabeth’s School

“Parenting Intellectually Savvy Kids”
Scholars Search Keynote, Kent Denver

“Choosing Schools in a Complicated Landscape”
Montessori Academy of Colorado

Series of Parent Talks
Nest Denver

“Raising Kids for the 21st Century”
Montview Church Mom Time

“Raising Entrepreneurial Kids”
YPO Small Group Session

“Raising Kids for the 21st Century”
MOPS Group

Education

Bank Street College of Education
Master of Arts, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

University of Colorado, Boulder
Bachelor of Arts, Humanities, with a minor in English

Certification

Independent Education Consultants Association
Professional Member
with sub-specialty designation in Learning Disabilities

Love and Logic
Facilitator

Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp
Graduate

Relevant Experience

Founder & Educational Consultant
e.Merging Educational Consulting | 2007–Present

Board Member & Co-Founder
Enlightened Inclusion | 2016 – Present

Founder
Words Matter | 2014–Present

Owner
Early Childhood Music Development Program
Vocal Motion LLC | 1998-2008

Teacher Trainer
Independent | 1989–2006

Admissions Director
Stanley British Primary School | 1993–1997

Elementary School Teacher
Stanley British Primary School | 1991–1994

Testimonials

I hired Laura to present at an educational event I was hosting for a local organization.  I asked her to present on the topic: what is important to consider in selecting the appropriate school for your child/ children.  She provided an exceptionally knowledgeable overview on balancing children’s needs with various school options.  Combined with her down-to-earth personality, Laura’s presentation was quite engaging and made a daunting topic manageable!”

– Erin Bruno

Not only is Laura a phenomenal educational consultant, she’s an amazing human being.  After our first consultation with her, we had already made a mid-course correction in our thinking based on her data-driven approach to school / goodness-of-fit recommendations.  It was such a gift to work with her, one I know our daughter will enjoy for years to come as she continues to develop her lifelong learning skills.”

– The W Family

Laura Barr is a perceptive and talented partner who quickly assesses challenges and uses her specialized knowledge and experience to develop remarkably responsive and individualized solutions.  Laura is passionate, sensitive, and selfless, and her style, organization, and communication are inspiring.”

– The B Family