Laura Juarez joined the Meridian faculty in August 2015 as the Spanish B specialist teacher. Laura is originally from California but has lived in the Austin area for several years. She graduated Cum Laude from Texas State University with a bachelors in education, and is certified in early childhood through sixth grade and English as a second language. She has also completed hours in Gifted and Talented and Category 1 IB-PYP training. Laura came to Meridian after working as a classroom teacher for several years in Austin ISD. In January of 2018 Mrs. Juarez moved to the position of third grade homeroom teacher. She speaks both Spanish and French, has enjoyed working to develop the language program at Meridian, and is excited to now get to experience her own classroom here - something she has been thinking about for some time!