Coaxum earned a Master of Education from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development with a minor in Childhood Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds certifications in Principal (EC-12), English as a Second Language, Gifted & Talented and Generalist (EC-4).
Laura Coaxum previously served as assistant principal of Barton Creek Elementary in Eanes ISD. She began her career teaching kindergarten, first and fourth grades at Hill Elementary in Austin ISD. She also supported teachers as an instructional coach in Round Rock ISD before working in educator recruitment and development at the Texas Education Agency (TEA).