Phone: 573-842-2400


Degrees and Certifications:

Master's of Arts in Teaching and Learning Bachelor's of Science in Education English 7-12 Spanish K-12 Writing Minor

Mrs. Laura Steinbrink

Laura Steinbrink is entering her 28th year as an educator. She presents social emotional learning (SEL), teacher wellness, technology integration, & instructional practices nationally. She is an educational consultant and the author of, a Feedspot Top 200 blog in education. Laura has published articles for Kahoot, Getting Smart, Wakelet, Buncee, the ISTE Educator Network newsletter, ISTE, & other EDU-related companies and authors. Laura is also a contributing author of four educational books, and her work in the classroom has been featured in: ISTE’s Empowered Learner Magazine, What Works: Sketchnoting engages students while building comprehension, Designed to Learn by Dr. Lindsay Portnoy, and featured twice in Tech Like A Pirate by Matt Miller. Laura also co-authored a Microsoft Education course: Creative Expression and Social-Emotional Learning with Buncee.

Laura is married to Cayl Steinbrink, the Director of Technology for the Plato R-V School District. She and Cayl have a daughter who works for Renegade Harley Davidson in Springfield, and a son who is a senior in high school at Plato High School. When not working on her blog, or writing for educational companies, Laura loves to be a baseball mom at her son's high school varsity baseball games and tournaments with his travel team, as well as a basketball mom during the winter basketball season. Mrs. Laura "Ingalls" Steinbrink is also a relative of Laura Ingalls Wilder, which is where she believes her love of writing comes from, of course.