Laura Nelson, EdD
Assistant Director, K-12 Assessment &Program Evaluation
Dr. Laura Nelson was appointed the district Assessment and Program Evaluation Analyst in 2007. She then became the Assistant Director of Assessment and Program Evaluation in 2008. In this capacity she coordinates and supervises all activities for assessment, develops and facilitates district-wide program evaluations, and serves as the district liaison to DESE for all curriculum and instruction related assessment issues. Prior to her current assignment, she was the 7-12 communication arts coordinator for four years, an instructional coach, and a teacher of both AP and at-risk high school English classes. A National Board certified teacher, she holds state certifications in 7-12 social studies, 7-12 communication arts, and secondary administration.
Laura has a B.A. in Political Science from University of Missouri- Kansas City and an M.A. in English from Northwest Missouri State University. She holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy analysis from the University of Missouri, Columbia.
Melody Boring, Assessment Specialist
Nancy Rohr, Assessment Technician
The Assessment Office is located on the bottom floor of the Downtown Library Building (925 Felix).
Phone number: 816-671-4000
Fax number: 816-671-4404