I have been honored to have known Laura Belnap for over 25 years. During this time, she was not only a loyal and trustworthy friend, but a mentor, role model and a teacher to many in my family.
At a young age, my son was struggling in school. He was not able to read well and we knew that Laura was a teacher and focused on the abilities and skills of the child. She taught our son for 3 years later he was above grade level. He went on to get excellent grades and even achieved a 4.0 in Jr High.
This was nothing short of a miracle. Our son went from feeling demoralized and frustrated with school to feeling like he was smart and capable. Laura found a way to bring out the best in our son, just like she does with all of those she is around. I have seen her do this with countless individuals in many different capacities. She knows how to find and promote the best in people.
Laura Belnap cares about the education of our youth. As a former teacher and now a principal, she understands the challenges that educators face and she can make decisions with an expansive background and system knowledge that few can match. She has and will continue to work tirelessly with the best interests of the children of Utah in mind.