About Mrs. Cornett

Hello UP Panthers! My name is Laura Cornett and I am thrilled to be teaching second grade.  This is my ninth year of teaching! The previous eight years have been in third grade at UP. I grew up in Dallas and graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Radio-Television.


My teaching journey is a little different. It began when my own daughters were attending UP. I began substitute teaching and quickly feel in love with the classroom and knew I wanted to teach full time. I obtained my teaching certificate and later my Masters in Education from Texas A&M Commerce. My daughters are now in college. Alex is a senior at Texas A&M in College Station and Chloe is a junior at the University of Oklahoma. I am a huge book lover! I love reading, weekends at the lake with family and spending time with my daughters, which usually revolves around shopping.


I believe each child has special gifts and a unique way of learning. It is my job to meet each student where they are on their learning journey, helping them grow and development on a path that is best for them. I look forward to a wonderful year getting to know each student who enters Room 221….Where Learning is FUN!