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“Laura is a phenomenal educational consultant. 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.”

– Karen G.

About Laura Barr, M.Ed, C.E.P.

Laura Barr is a deeply experienced and passionate consultant who has propelled the educational journey of thousands of students from cradle to college. She works with students and their families to set goals and outcomes through a prescribed and proven procedure, empowering individuals to take ownership of their college search process and life choices. The benefits of this process extend far beyond school selection, as they help students develop confidence, perseverance, and a sense of accountability while bolstering communication and understanding between parents and children. 

On the institutional side, Laura has marshaled her background in teaching and curriculum development to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion across countless K-12 campuses. An advocate for students with special and unique needs, she consults with teachers and administrators to incorporate research-based techniques for differentiation and neurodiversity into best practices, which permeates and enhances classrooms, curriculum, and overall student experiences.

Laura has been invited to present at numerous schools, conferences, and organizations on various topics, including:

  • Neurodiversity and Inclusion
  • Parenting for the 21st Century
  • Raising entrepreneurial kids
  • Designing educational pathways

She founded Enlighten Inclusion, a non-profit organization supporting people living with learning, physical, identity, and social-emotional differences by championing organizational transformation to harness individuals’ strengths, gifts, and potential. She also authored “The Entitlement Antidote,” an eBook and program to help parents intentionally address the challenges presented by today’s climate of privilege and entitlement to raise creative, independent, and entrepreneurial citizens. 

Laura’s expertise stems from decades of experience as an educator, administrator, writer, and instructional coach. She possesses a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, a Certified Education Planner (C.E.P.) credential, and a Certificate in Curriculum and Instruction – Student-Centered Coaching.

A drive to inspire families and student of all backgrounds to embrace their “story” and help them connect with adequately funded, well-administered, and high-quality education launches Laura out of bed each morning. She believes in the transformative influence of education and power of our youth to uphold democracy. As such, she continues to relentlessly leverage her knowledge and resources to drive equitable educational opportunities for all.

“Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”

 

– Daniel H. Pink

Mission

e.Merging’s mission is to empower families with information to launch independent, creative, and powerful citizens who will use education to impact and transform.

"Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."

– Kofi Annan

Certifications

As a pioneer in the field of educational consulting, I am deeply committed to a high level of professionalism and ethics that exceed the practice norms. I have a unique body of knowledge that includes a background in education and admissions, educational advocacy law, curriculum and instruction, and parent education. Every year I take a sabbatical to deepen my learning in best practices in the field of education. When I am not with clients or deeply in research I am visiting educational institutions locally, nationally and internationally.
  
My education includes:
 

Memberships

  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Association of Early Childhood Education
  • School Reform Initiative
  • College Consultants of Colorado applicant
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