Laura Spooner Bales is the counselor for Klickitat School District. She graduated from high school in 1976, the Bicentennial year from Naches Valley High School in Naches, WA. Then, she attended, and graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s of Education for K-12 grades. Mrs. Bales majored in physical education, and has minors in Elementary education, Traffic Safety, and Psychology. She completed her fifth year of education through Central Washington University.
Mrs. Bales began her teaching career in 1981 for Trout Lake School District where she taught Traffic Safety. She then accepted a halftime position at Glenwood Schools teaching various subjects. Laura was hired fulltime in November of 1982 as a part time third-sixth grades teacher, librarian, LAP/Chapter I director, arts and crafts, and journalism teacher. In 1997, Mrs. Bales was hired by the Klickitat School District to teach fifth and sixth grades.
Mrs. Bales has enjoyed living in Klickitat for the last 37 years with her husband Joe. Her hobbies are traveling, volunteering, reading, and gardening.