Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Laura Adkins

Hello!  I’m Laura Adkins and I teach Physical Education at Northside Elementary School of the Arts.  I have been teaching for 26 years.  I spent my first year teaching at St. Anne Catholic School before coming to Northside where I have enjoyed teaching for the last 25 years.


I was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC and attended Ebenezer Elementary, Sullivan Middle, and Rock Hill High.  I received my Bachelor ‘s degree in Physical Education from Gardner-Webb College and my Master’s degree in Divergent Learning from Columbia College.


I think teaching Physical Education is one of the greatest things because you get to teach kids activities that will hopefully motivate them to be active for a lifetime.  And there is nothing better than to hear a kid say, “I did it”, and see their excitement…those moments make my day and it’s why I love to teach. 


I love all sports and enjoy cheering on my favorite teams: Charlotte Hornets, Carolina Panthers and North Carolina Tarheels.  In my spare time I love to, take pictures, play drums, go for walks, cook, shop, go to the beach and hang out with my family and friends.