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Laura Orsini Bland was raised in Jacksonville, Florida, earning her degree in elementary education at the University of North Florida. She taught science in a local middle school for several years before beginning a family. Transitioning to a stay-at-home mom, Laura home-educated her eight children for twenty years. During this time, she established and directed a classical Catholic academic homeschool program in St. Augustine which served dozens of families on a weekly basis. She discovered Veritas to perfectly integrate her enthusiasm for the classroom, classical methodology, and a loving Christian culture with professional collaboration. Laura’s favorite things are loving God, serving her family, reading, studying, exercising, and spending time in nature.