Laura Farragher-Gemma: Outstanding Student in Early Childhood Education

Laura Farragher-GemmaLaura Farragher-Gemma is the outstanding student in Child Development and Family Relations, Early Childhood Education concentration. Laura is from Millis, Massachusetts, and has worked with young children throughout her time at UMaine.

Hometown: Millis, Massachusetts

High School: Norfolk County Agricultural High School

Parents: Sheila and Tony Farragher-Gemma

Special thanks: I would like to thank my family as well as the professors I have had here at UMaine. I would like to especially thank Karen Robbie for guiding me through student teaching, as well as my two mentor teachers, Connie Breau and Amy Hanson.

Favorite UMaine memory: I think my favorite memories at UMaine were the different experiences I have had working with children. This includes working at the infant/toddler program at The Children’s Center, mentoring through Black Bear Mentors, and my student teaching experience.