Tom Laures

Gold Star Award Winner Tom Laures
Tom Laures

School
Union High School 

City/School System
Union Community Schools

Subjects and Grade Level
Mathematics Instructor

Education
BS: Mathematics (UNI ’97) & MA: Math Education (UNI ’01)

How many years teaching?
15 years

Hobbies
Woodworking, home improvements

Family members
Daughters Abby and Emma Laures

Professional involvement
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics, ISEA

What do you like most about teaching?
Getting to know each student and trying to understand each student’s individual thought process. Each student brings unique ideas and reason to a discussion.

What do you find most challenging about teaching?
Finding the balance between my roles as instructor and helper: I want each student to experience success, and students need to make errors