Laura Tinsley, is the Principal of Early Learning for the Birmingham Public Schools. Laura earned a Bachelorís degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Masterís degree from Oakland University in Early Childhood Education. Laura taught Kindergarten for several years. Prior to becoming director of the ECC, she taught in the 4ís program at our center. Laura has also done staff development for Birmingham preschool teachers in early literacy. In addition to supervising staff at the Early Childhood Center, she also supervises the Wee Care program at Groves and the Great Start Readiness Program at Bingham Farms. Laura is also responsible for planning staff development for all BPS district preschool programs. Laura has lived in Beverly Hills with her husband, Bart, since 1994. Her three children all attend Birmingham schools. She has been active on several district committees such as Education Council, Strategic Planning, BEF Advisory Board as well as PTA, and she and her family are actively involved with the Boys and Girls Club of South Oakland County.