Phone: (770) 504-2340 x 2205


Degrees and Certifications:

M.L.S., History, Fort Hays State University B.S.Ed., Speech Communication, Northern Arizona University A.A., Liberal Arts, Florida College Georgia Teaching Certificate: Speech Communication, United States & World History, Gifted Endorsement AP World History Exam Rater/Table Leader 2018 Georgia History Teacher of the Year 2018 Georgia Speech Coach of the Year 2018 Teacher Fellow, Korean War Legacy Foundation 2018-2019 National Teacher Council Member, The Bills of Rights Institute

Mrs. Laura LaChappelle

A southern California native, Mrs. LaChappelle taught in northern Arizona for 9 years before her family moved to Georgia in 2005. She and her husband of 31 years, Jason LaChappelle, are both in their 28th year in the high school classroom. They love being part of the RD4L family, and two of their boys are JHS graduates. Mrs. L loves to learn, and has participated in professional development opportunities with The Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History, The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, the Korean War Legacy Foundation, The Bill of Rights Institute, The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and Teaching American History. When not preparing lessons or grading papers, Mrs. L enjoys reading, baking, traveling, and scuba diving, but most of all, spending time with her 3 sons and 3 grandchildren.