Laura Cady works as the Early Literacy Specialist at Nebraska Children in partnership with the Nebraska Department of Education. She concentrates on early childhood family engagement, strategies to best support multilingual learners, and providing professional learning opportunities for adults.
Laura has been a bilingual elementary educator for the last 10 years and brings with her a great deal of experience teaching children to read and write in both English and Spanish. She has worked closely with families from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, most recently at an international school in Bogotá, Colombia. Laura has lived, studied, and taught in the US, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Colombia, where she experienced firsthand the challenges that come with learning a second language while living in a foreign country. She has a passion for using language as a bridge to create meaningful connections and a desire to help others.
Laura has a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Creighton University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from Northwest Missouri State University. While teaching for the Dual Language Program at Omaha Public Schools, she completed Graduate Endorsements in English as a Second Language from Concordia University and Bilingual Education from UNO. In her free time, Laura enjoys traveling, practicing yoga, cooking, exploring the great outdoors, and spending time with loved ones.