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Laura Clemens

Laura Clemens recently became the Director at Westlake United Methodist Preschool after having served as the director at another area preschool for the previous 13 years. She grew up in Palo Alto, CA and graduated from Duke University with a degree in History and Spanish. She received her elementary teaching certificate from San Jose State University, with an emphasis on Early Childhood and Bilingual Education, and has taught at the early elementary level in California schools and for Round Rock ISD.

Laura and her husband, Noel, relocated to Austin in 1993 after he became a member of the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Department faculty. Together they have raised two children, Christina and Anthony, who are now in college.

“I accepted the position at WUMP, because it has such a wonderful reputation among area preschools. The staff is knowledgeable and experienced, and they provide a nurturing environment for children. The church community and parents are very supportive of the school. It’s a pleasure to work in such a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.”