Daily Record Staff//August 24, 2022
//August 24, 2022
Laura Fike is an out-of-the-box thinker providing solutions in the education field. She first noticed as a teacher that some students desperately needed more attention, and now leads an organization to address that need through positive, caring adult mentors.
A graduate of Bridgewater College in Virginia and former teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools, Fike led Garrett Mentors, Inc. through the pandemic even as schools closed their doors.
“We got creative with our resources, funding, and programming and were able to provide for our kids in so many amazing ways we never thought we’d be able to,” Fike said. “We are now stronger and prepared for anything as we look forward to the new school year!”
Mentors meet weekly with students and make a difference in their lives by helping them break negative cycles and overcome challenges to become more than they imagined.
“In my ten years with the organization, I have worked hard to get our mission out there and build strong relationships in the community,” Fike said. “Relationships are so important, and to have the community uplifting the work we do makes all the difference as we support these children in need.”
Fike serves on the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and served on the Maryland State Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Judy Center Steering Committee Partnership.