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Laura Barr

Laura Barr, Owner & Founder

Laura is the owner and founder of eMerging Educational Consulting.  Laura has been working in the field of education for over 30 years as educator, writer, and speaker providing professional development and consulting for families and independent schools.  Laura’s mantra is “put the students at the center of every action, every day” and works every day to inspire teachers and school leaders with researched best practices to support teachers in putting their beliefs into practice.  Laura received her M.A. from Bank Street College and is a lifelong learner, an avid reader, a mother of four wildly independent children and is committed to getting smarter every day.

Certifications and Training

Student-Centered Instructional Training 

2 Day Facilitation, Denver University|Summer 2017

University of Wisconsin 18 month Student Centered Certified Program|Present 2018

Columbia Teacher’s College Readers and Writers’ Project Attendee|2018

Certified Education Planner

Exam certified the educational organization

Independent Education Consultants Association
Professional Member

Love and Logic
Parent Facilitator and Keynote

Special Education Law & Advocacy Boot Camp



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 and Professional Development Engagements

” 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


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


Relevant Experience

Founder and Owner
e.Merging Educational Consulting | Keynote Speaking|Professional Development  2007–Present

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

Words Matter | 2014–Present

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

Teacher Trainer|Instructional Coach 
Independent | 1989–2006|2015-2017

Admissions Director
Stanley British Primary School | 1993–1997

Elementary School Teacher|Mentor
Stanley British Primary School | 1991–1994