Laura Toczko joined the Meridian faculty in 2020 as a kindergarten teacher. She graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in Elementary Education and then from University of Central Oklahoma with a Master's in Teaching English as a Second Language. Laura is certified to teach Pre-K through sixth grades and ESL. Although born and raised in Phoenix, Laura has taught kindergarten, first, and second grades in Oklahoma and Texas. Laura really enjoys teaching phonics and reading to early learners as well as instilling lifelong social skills in her students. Laura is passionate about her faith, her family, and building relationships. She and her husband, Darren, have a teenage daughter and son, Paxton and Benton. She was drawn to Meridian because it closely aligns with her philosophy of education to teach the whole child.