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Mrs. Laura Dostert

Chair of Virtual Education and Mathematics Instructor , Accelerate Division

843-383-3901 ext. 4004

Educational Background    

  • B.S. Applied Mathematics - Actuarial Science- Texas A&M University 2001
  • M.S. Mathematics - Texas A&M University 2003

How long have you worked at GSSM?

I am in my third year at GSSM.

How long have you worked in academia?    

This is my 9th year in academia.

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.    

The people at GSSM make the job much more fun and enjoyable than I ever thought it would be. The students are a joy to teach.    

Please list and describe any personal information you would like to share.    

My husband Paul is a professor of mathematics and computer science at Coker College. I have two daughters, Natalie, 10, and Fiona, 6.

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?    

Students would be surprised to know I traveled an hour and half each way to high school each day.

What is your perfect pizza?    

White Clam Pizza from Pepe's

What's the best thing about Hartsville?    

Small town living with lots of nice people

Who would be invited to your fantasy dinner party (living or deceased) and why?    

My fantasy dinner would be with my grandparents and great-grandparents so I fill out our family tree even further back.

What's your favorite quote?    

“If life seems jolly rotten, there’s something you’ve forgotten. And that’s to laugh and smile and dance and sing.” — Monty Python