Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Laurie Hailer-O'Keefe
... but just call me Mrs. H (it's easier)
I have been teaching at Drake since 2011. I am a Drake grad (class of ?) and so is my husband and two daughters. So, I am a Pirate through and through. GO PIRATES!
I have a master's degree in Economics and another master's degree in Education. I am credentialed in Mathematics and Economics. I've also taught math at Davidson Middle School in San Rafael and San Domenico Upper School in San Anselmo. At Davidson, I served as Department Chair. I've taught part-time at College of Marin, in the Business Department. While at COM, I served on the Academic Senate (elected).
Prior to teaching, I worked in the finance and credit industry. I've worked for FICO (the company that writes software to generate your credit score) and Wells Fargo Bank, doing quantitative anayltics in a B2B setting. I've worked on bankruptcy prediction models and done some organizational consulting for commercial lending.
I've published some studies through my education and prior work experience as an analyst/statistician for University of Califormia, Berkeley and San Francisco campuses.
Partial list of publications:
Master's Thesis for Education - on Algebra II: http://scholar.dominican.edu/masters-theses/96/
Master's Thesis for Economics: Bay Area Business Taxes, a study on firm location decisions.
At UCSF, a longitudinal study of EMS workers: http://healthforce.ucsf.edu/publications/ems-workforce-21st-century-national-assessment
At UC Berkekley: co-authored with Mystique Felton: Uninsured Californians and Access to Prescription Drugs, 2005
At UCSF, provided statistical analysis and co-authored the Board of Registered Nursing Survey: http://www.rn.ca.gov/pdfs/forms/survey2006.pdf
I also served in the Army, and have an Honorable Discharge. I think that's one of my best experiences, for a million reasons.
I really look forward to doing my best in getting your student to do their best!