Laura Dimmitt is the director of the Del Valle ISD Child Development Center - North. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Education from West Virginia University. She earned a specialization in Spanish from WVU and is a certified bilingual teacher who taught dual language Pre-K and Kindergarten in Del Valle ISD for 24 years. She earned a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Texas State University before becoming the director of CDC North when it opened its doors in August 2023.
Laura is experienced in creating and implementing curriculum and has written curriculum for DVISD for the past seven years. She has served as a grade level leader, cooperating teacher and mentor teacher to pre-service and beginning teachers in DVISD and through the New Teacher Project. She has led professional development at the campus, district and state level, most recently presenting at Region 13’s Early Childhood Conference.
Laura is a former art student and theater major who shows her right-brain dominance through drawing, painting, photography, and scrapbooking. She loves writing poetry and reading books to children. Some of her favorite authors include Eric Carle, Todd Parr, Mo Willems, Beverly Cleary, and Judy Blume. She collects Golden Books, PEZ dispensers, and metal lunch boxes.
Laura loves spending time with her family and friends, and game nights are her absolute favorite! She adores experiencing the joys of life with her daughter, exploring the sights and sounds of Austin, and attending the Austin City Limits Music Festival together each year. Laura’s daughter attended the Del Valle Child Development Center, and becoming the director of CDC - North is a full-circle moment, and a dream come true!
At the DVISD Child Development Center - North, we believe in building relationships and creating a positive, culturally responsive community. Our young learners are developing rapidly, and we will support their physical, cognitive, and social/emotional growth as they increase their oral language. We are providing the foundation for learning as our young students begin their educational careers.
Director CDC North