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
Today, every boy in 1st – 5th grade received a red folder containing his required summer reading and math assignments.
The folders contain all the information your son will need in order to complete his required summer work. Just as last year, all required math assignments are contained within the red folder. If you would like for your son to have additional math practice, he may login to Dreambox (rising 2nd–4th) or IXL (rising 2nd–6th) using his username and password found on the front pocket of the folder.
The school will be open at scheduled times this summer for students to take AR tests. The schedule can be found on the same inside pocket of the red folder.
On the first day of school in August, your son will need to return his completed assignments in the red folder.
Head of Elementary
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.