Mrs. Laura Dennemann

Religion Teacher

Year Started: 2015

Degrees: B.S., Secondary Education, University of Dayton; M. Ed., Instructional Technology, Northern Kentucky University

Awards and Memberships: Member of KYSTE (Kentucky Society for Technology in Education); Campbell County Rotary Club “Teacher of the Year”; ING Unsung Hero Award

Experience: 12 years in education prior to The Summit

Inspiration: I was inspired to become a teacher because I grew up watching the positive influence my mother had on her students’ lives as a Catholic Middle School teacher. I want to guide my students and influence them to be their best selves, just as she did. I am inspired by The Summit’s strong focus on character development.

Philosophy: I believe that every person has gifts and talents and we are called to use these to make the world a better place. I get to know my students so I can help them recognize and foster these gifts, allowing them see the impact they can have.

Personal: My husband Gary and I have two daughters, Shannon and Theresa, who attend The Summit.  In my free time, I enjoy outdoor activities such taking walks, hiking, camping, canoeing or just relaxing in a hammock with a great book. I am a founding member the Devou Good Project, a local non-profit. Each fall we coordinate a music festival in Devou Park to raise money for Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky. We are also working on bringing a Nature Playscape to the Beringer Crawford Museum as well as other projects to help around Covington.