Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Lauri McCoy
I was born in a small town in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania then went to college at Slippery Rock University where I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education. I moved to Okeechobee Florida for my first teaching job and was a kindergarten teacher for 7 years. My journey next took me to North Carolina where I received my Masters in Special Education and returned in 2000 to obtain my Masters in School Counseling. In North Carolina I spent years as a Special Education teacher working with children with behavior and emotional needs and then as an Elementary School Counselor and Coach for 14 years. Counseling and Coaching were the best of my professional passion combined, so I decided to obtain my Physical Education certificate and became a Personal Trainer.
I moved to Alabama in July of 2011 and have been a Personal Trainer in Muscle Shoals and Physical Education Teacher at Deshler Middle. My heart kept telling me I need to be back with the little ones and by chance I heard about the KILBY opening! Yay!
I am thrilled to be part of the KILBY family! I feel so fortunate to be here and the Kilby kids bring me smiles each and every day. I spend my free time with my two wonderful pups; 6 year old Courage and 9 month old Crosby who bring me tons of joy and smiles! Besides time with my pups, I make frequent trips to Ohio to see my family and awesome nephew Connor, he is a precious 9 month old miracle baby boy! I also love to train at the gym and work with clients, and love watching HGTV and sports-especially football!