Laura Kaye Jagles (Kaa Wadeh Tsaawaa) is an enrolled member of Tesuque Pueblo, her maternal lineage. She is also Western Shoshone/Paiute, her paternal lineage. She taught English at the Native American Preparatory School and the Santa Fe Preparatory School. She currently serves the Pueblo of Pojoaque as an Indigenous Language Instructor at several schools in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She and her five Tewa students were featured in the documentary The Young Ancestors, which follows these teenagers’ efforts to revitalize their language. In an effort to educate non-Indians about American Indian lives, cultures, and/or experiences, she presented several times at the National Association of Independent School’s People of Color Conferences and served on the NAIS’ Call to Action Group, organizers of the national conference each year. She is also currently serving on NAIS’ Student Diversity Leadership Conference faculty. --- Laura acquired a B. A. in English from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania. She also holds a M. A. and M. Litt. from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Through the Bread Loaf Teacher Network, she and two teachers are connecting their classrooms through email exchanges, technology, and other available resources. Laura also volunteered more than ten years assisting students with college essays during the College Horizons summer program. She enjoys reading, writing, dancing, poetry, and humor. Laura's poetry and creative non-fiction has been published in As/Us: A Space for Women of the World and Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought.