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Laura

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Since graduating from Columbia University, I have spent the past three years working in a high performing public elementary charter school located in New York City. For two years, as a Teach for America corps member, I taught 4th grade in both a General Education and in an ICT Setting. During this time, I completed my Master of Arts in Education from Relay Graduate School of Education, graduating with distinction. As a teacher, I led my students to achieve over a 70% pass rate on the rigorous Common Core ELA Assessment, and over a 90% pass rate on the Common Core Math Assessment. This past school year I was an Assistant Principal in my school, overseeing our K-2 instruction for four months and our third and fourth grade instruction for six months. As an Assistant Principal, I prepared our teachers to implement our curriculum in both math and literacy, as well as developed and coached our teachers to better improve their instruction. As such, I have extensive knowledge of the Common Core Standards in both Math and Literacy for the elementary grades, with particular expertise in the third and fourth grade standards. In addition to my ability to tutor elementary aged students, as an undergraduate student at Columbia I tutored middle school aged students through the Double Discovery Center. I have a strong background in the humanities and in writing, and have had demonstrated success in preparing students for standardized tests. With my background in teaching and leadership in a school setting, coupled with my skills gained as a student at Relay, I have developed strategic instructional moves that have led my students to find success across subject matters. I approach my work with each student with the understanding that he or she might need different supports to make academic gains; as a teacher and an Assistant Principal, I differentiated instruction to both support my lower performing students, and simultaneously push my high performing students to exceed expectations.

My passion for education and student success, in addition to my ability to form strong relationships with my students, will help me find success with you or your student. Outside of my work in education, I love taking advantage of all that the city has to offer – from visiting museums and seeing plays, to exploring unknown neighborhoods and finding new restaurants, I am always seeking out new adventures in New York!

Laura’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelor in Arts, Political Science; Human Rights

Graduate Degree: Relay Graduate School of Education - Master of Arts, Education

Test Scores

SAT Composite: 2150

SAT Verbal: 730

SAT Writing: 750

Hobbies

Travel, Tennis, Piano, Visiting Museums, Seeing Plays