Mrs. Laurel Baxter

Phone: 314-776-5091


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. - Psychology - UCLA M.Ed - Elementary Education - UMSL K-12 Reading Specialist Certification - UMSL

Mrs. Laurel Baxter


My name is Laurel Baxter, and I am excited to be returning to Shaw VPA staff this year! I have been teaching for seven years, five of which have been in St. Louis Public Schools. I have taught a variety of elementary grades, from second to sixth grade, and I have been a Reading Intervention Specialist as well. My favorite subjects to teach are reading and social studies, but my favorite subjects in school were always math and science! I believe in drawing connections between all the subjects, emphasizing the overlap between all the separate areas we may study.

Please check out the "SLPS Resources" and "Assignments" tabs for information about virtual learning during the school closure in April 2020 due to COVID-19. My virtual "office hours" are 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Friday. During these hours, I will be available to respond to messages promptly. Outside of these hours, I will do my best to respond to messages as soon as possible. You can contact me via ClassDojo or my email