About Laura Balliett
My name is Laura Balliett, and I am the creator of The Cool School Rap. I have been a middle school math and science teacher at a school for at-risk youth for almost eight years. I have experience in curriculum design, center-based learning, and I am earning a masters degree in teaching science through inquiry-based learning.
I began drawing the comics for my at-risk students to help them prepare for the standardized tests, but this project has helped them in so many more ways. My students are excited to read the content, and they are retaining information. It is my goal to spread this learning tool to a much wider population, and this website is my first step. I have such a deep passion for education, and I cannot wait until I can educate children far beyond my classroom.