Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Laura Hughes

I am excited to be in my 21st year in education and my 11th year working as the Reading Specialist at Crawford-Rodriguez Elementary School! I love working with students of all ages, and watching them learn and grow as readers. I earned by Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from The College of New Jersey in 2003 and my Masters Degree and Reading Specialist certification from Rutgers in 2009. 

I live in Allentown with my husband and three sons, Aiden, Owen, & Liam.  I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling, and of course reading! 

If you have any questions about the school's literacy initiatives or your child's reading progress you can contact me at