Phone: 785-330-4932


Degrees and Certifications:

BSE- Emporia State MSE- Kansas State University MJE- Master Journalism Educator, Journalism Education Association

Laurie L Folsom

Laurie L. Folsom advises the student publications at Lawrence Free State HS. While she intended to teach biology after graduating Emporia State (and maybe advise yearbook as an extracurricular), life had other plans. She fell back into high school journalism, but stayed because there was always a just "a couple of things" she could do better the next year. Helping students become independent leaders is one of the most rewarding "jobs" she can imagine even though it can be messy at times. This is year 24 of her journalism advising career.

In 2015, Folsom was given the Ad Astra award by the Kansas Scholastic Press Association. This award honors an individual who has displayed a significant effort to continually improve his/her journalism program and make a significant contribution to the profession of advising in Kansas. 

- Digital Journalism  |  Syllabus

- Digital Media Design & Production (Newspaper & Yearbook)  |  Syllabus

- Project Management-Media  |  Syllabus

- Graphic Design I   |  Syllabus

- 21st Century Journalism | Syllabus

- Graphic Design I  | Syllabus

Google Classroom (see course page for links)
Yearbook & Newspaper Adviser
Quill & Scroll National Honor Society Sponsor
LEA Building Representative
Phone: 785-832-6050 ext. 4932
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