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Laura Foster

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B.A. Cognitive Science and Linguistics, Pomona College
M.Ed. Educational Leadership, University of Kentucky
Administrative Services credential, K-12 Level, Regular Administrator, DC OSSE
Early Childhood Credential, American Montessori Society


Following an extensive academic career earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics and cognitive science from Pomona College, an American Montessori Society (AMS) teaching credential (ages 3-6), and a Master of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of Kentucky, Laura Foster has since dedicated the past 15 years serving as an education leader and educator of young children.  Laura taught in public, non-profit, and independent schools and holds an administrative credential from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) in Washington, D.C. Currently, Laura enjoys teaching first grade at the National Presbyterian School in D.C., studying as a doctoral student at Johns Hopkins School of Education, and serving as an affiliate faculty member at Loyola University’s Center for Montessori Education.

It is an honor and privilege to serve the graduate students as we facilitate a vision of ‘Diverse Voices, Inclusive Practices, and Educational Change’.  Each year I am inspired by the passion and work of the graduate students and appreciate the richness and depth of experiences within each cohort of learners.  Our class sessions are thoughtful, resonant, and joyful.