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World Languages Instructor
Joined Saint Mary’s in 1994

LAURA STARK

World Languages Instructor

Joined Saint Mary’s in 1994

B.A. in Education, M.A.T. (Master of Arts in Teaching), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Laura Stark, world languages instructor, is a veteran Saint Mary’s faculty member who taught French and Spanish and served as department chair from more than two decades from 1994-2015. She spent a summer in Vichy, France; taught English at a university near Paris; has chaperoned students to France; and attended a methodology workshop in Saint-Pierre et Miquelon. During graduate school, Ms. Stark taught French at UNC as a teaching assistant. After graduation, she taught elementary, middle, and high school in Harnett, Durham, and Wake Counties, respectively. At Saint Mary’s, Ms. Stark has received the John Tate Award and the Parents Association Outstanding Teacher Award. She enjoys reading, traveling, snow skiing, and spending time with family, including daughter Claire, a Saint Mary’s graduate. After a hiatus during which she tutored privately, Ms. Stark returned to Saint Mary’s in 2021. “Saint Mary’s School is the whole package,” says Ms. Stark. “After taking a break from the classroom at SMS in 2015, I missed the sense of community, my colleagues, the girls, the campus, and teaching in an all-girls environment. I am thrilled to return to continue my work at Saint Mary’s!”