Laura Ingalls Wilder received her first teaching certificate in December of 1883, and began to teach her first term of school that same month. She first taught at the Bouchie School, which was renamed to the Brewster School in the book These Happy Golden Years.
Laura taught two more terms of school, including one term at the Wilkins School, where she boards with her friend Florence Wilkins.
Laura taught for three terms of school, something she was very proud of because she taught one more term than her mother did before she got married. She taught school for a year and a half.
Because only unmarried women were permitted to teach school, so once Laura married Almanzo in 1885 she could no longer teach.