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Laura Shier

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Laura Shier has worked in the ESL field for over twenty-five years as a teacher and an administrator, and is the Director of Academic English Studies and EducationUSA Academy at Lewis & Clark.  She enjoys interacting with people from all over the world.  Laura specializes in reading and encouraging students to use reading as a means to develop proficiency in English.  I am passionate about helping students discover their own motivation to succeed and develop as lifelong learners.

Laura grew up in Wisconsin, but after years of travel, study, and work, she settled in Portland, where she has been for twenty years. 

Laura oversees all parts of EducationUSA Academy at Lewis & Clark.