Originally from Oakdale, Minnesota, Ms. Laura Epland graduated from the University of Madison, Wisconsin with her bachelor’s degree in history, as well as her masters degree in curriculum and instruction. Ms. Epland decided Owatonna was the best choice after hearing the great things that the Owatonna school district has to offer. With history being one of her favorite subjects in high school, she was drawn to the idea of making a big impact like her own high school history teacher had created in her life.
Besides teaching, Ms. Epland said, “I love to go outside, go on hikes and boating in the summer. I like music, and in highschool I played the trumpet, guitar and piano.” Ms. Epland is excited to get to know her students better, as well as experience the extra curriculars OHS provides for its students. She is looking forward to attending all of the different sports games and concerts.