Laura Glenn serves as Head of the Elementary School at Presbyterian Day School (PDS) in Memphis, TN, one of the country’s leading independent schools for boys.
Laura began her career at PDS helping in the Admission office before becoming an assistant teacher in the Early Childhood Division. After teaching 1st and 3rd grade at other area independent schools, she returned to PDS in 2006 to teach 1st grade.
Laura earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and a Masters degree in Teaching from The University of Memphis. Laura has a reading specialist certificate from Christian Brothers University and has participated in Project Zero, an advanced training program based out of Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. A lifelong learner, Laura is devoted to the development of a multi-sensory classroom.
Her passions outside of the classroom include international travel and cheering for Memphis sports.
How does PDS compare with other schools?
PDS boys outperform other independent schools and the best public schools on ERB tests.
Make sure your son gets a good night’s sleep. Eat a hearty, healthy breakfast. Encourage your son to do his best. Suggestions like these usually mean one thing: It’s ERB week at PDS.
Twelve of our PDS boys recently entered art work into BRACE, The Briarcrest Regional Art Contest and Exhibition. Our boys did great! Of the twelve PDS entries, eight works received awards. Congratulations to all of our award winners!
- Matthew Muller - Honorable Mention Ribbon Winner
- Harris Laughlin - Honorable Mention Ribbon Winner
- James Hanlon - Honorable Mention Ribbon Winner
- Palmer Albertine - 4th Place Winner $25
- Johnny Dobbs - 2nd Place Winner $75
- Edwin Wallis - Honorable Mention Ribbon Winner
- Hall Thompson - 3rd Place Winner $50
- Charlie Treadwell - Honorable Mention Ribbon Winner
In a game of Red Rover, two teams line up on opposite sides. Hands are linked together. Individual team members run back and forth trying to capture players for their team. At first glance, the game seems simple. Anyone who has ever experienced this game, however, knows that it is not quite that easy. The game begins with debate. The players huddle together in conversation. Whom should the team choose to call? For a team to be successful, they must understand the design of the game. In the same way, for a school to be successful, it must understand the design of its students.