Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas

Laura Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Effective to Great Education, an education technology startup developing social emotional learning tools geared for vulnerable black and brown students and underserved schools. Her upbringing within an education-focused, southern Black American family fostered an early interest in developing habits that would enable her to build and maintain academic achievement and strengthen her self-identity. Laura’s focus in performance, intrapersonal and interpersonal development during her formative years cultivated her life-long mission to support black and brown kids from underserved communities as a mentor, program designer and educational enrichment educator in this domain. She is the lead for the Transformative Technology Chapter of DC and the TT DEIA Pod.