Laurie Howes

  • Virginia Beach US-VA
Laurie Howes



  • I love learning new skills, and I love helping people by sharing my experience with the hope they will not make the mistakes (although honest) I made. It is a good feeling to feel to be part of a team.
  • I also support K-9 New life, they rescue dogs who are strays or abandoned. I help them by fostering a dog/dogs where they are given the love and attention they deserve.
  • I am also interested in fitness, and healthy eating habits. It is important to keep the body and spirit in good condition in order to cope with everyday stress.¬†
  • Dancing is a passion since the age of 9 years old: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Line dancing, etc..

I appreciate more and more the simple things in life, which make me feel close to nature, such as riding my bike to get a few groceries. I also like to take my dogs (rescued) to the Dog park, and watch them enjoy the simplest things around them.


Find a place of employment where I could utilize the skills of the trade I have learned, and the life experience I have acquired without being stifled by a controlling style of Management which looks at the glass half empty instead of the glass half full.

Work is what I do, and I make sure I do my work the best I possibly can. However, work does not define who I am; I have a family, interests, hobbies,  passions I enjoy very much, and for which I make time for. I try to stay in control of my life, and not let life and its stressors control me. 

I do not know if what I am going to say makes sense for some people, but I it does to me: "I do not live to work, but I work to live".

Work experience

Work experience
Sep 2011 - Mar 2014

Administrative Assistant/Translator

AL-anon Family Groups Headquarters
Sep 2006 - Jul 2011

Long term/short term Substitute

VA Beach public schools
Sep 1989 - Jul 2006

short/long term Substitute teacher

Concord Public Schools
Sep 1983 - Jun 1988

ESL and French Teacher

French Public Schools


Sep 1995 - Jul 1996

Teaching Certification Program

Franklin Pearce School
Sep 1977 - Jul 1982


University Paris XIII


Jun 2006 - Jun 2009

Teacher License

Department of New Hampshire



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