Laurie Ilgenfritz


Laurie Ilgenfritz is the director of the Department of Defense STARBASE Louisiana program, sponsored by the 307th Bomb Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command at Barksdale Air Force Base. During her transition from Deputy Director to Executive Director, she assists the current Executive Director in the implementation and daily operations of the STARBASE Louisiana program, such as developing curriculum and materials, providing training and oversight to staff members, and maintaining purchasing, accountability, and management reports. She coordinates with AFRC channels, DoD program managers, 307 Bomb WG Command and leadership, as well as board members of STARBASE Louisiana, Inc. as needed to facilitate all facets of the STARBASE and STARBASE 2.0 programs.
Laurie Ilgenfritz was born in Washington D.C. and grew upon various military bases in country and overseas, but she has called Shreveport home since 1981. She is a Louisiana State certified teacher with over 26 years of classroom and administrative experience. She is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has two grown children.

Teaching History

2018 – Present Co-Director – STARBASE Louisiana

2006-2018 Deputy Director & Instructor – STARBASE Louisiana

2005-2006 Instructor – STARBASE Louisiana

1992 – 2005 4th and 5th grade teacher in Caddo Parish



MEDCI in Educational Technology – Louisiana State University – Shreveport


Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education – Louisiana State University – Shreveport

Awards, Recognitions, Accomplishments

2010 Graduate Education Academic Award – Louisiana State University – Shreveport

2007 Teacher Liaison for the Space Foundation

2007 $1,000 One Class at a Time Grant Recipient

2004 Learn and Serve Grant Recipient 2004 STARBASE Louisiana Teacher Academy

2002 SWEPCO: Teaching Science Processes

2002 Elementary Mathematics Curriculum Committee Member – Caddo Parish Schools

1997 LaSIP Math – Louisiana Systemic Initiative Program 1997 K-3 Reading and Math Initiative

1995 TESA Program (Teacher Expectation/Student Achievement)

1994 LaSIP Science – Louisiana Systemic Initiative Program

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development

National Science Teachers Association

Louisiana Science Teachers Association

Louisiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics