Laura Stagnaro-Cohen is a founding member of the clinical faculty of Urban Teachers in Dallas-Fort Worth. She coaches math teachers through their residency and fellowship years and teaches math instruction through the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She previously taught in the Noble charter school network in Chicago as a math teacher. She was part of a team that pioneered bringing the Harkness method — a way to enhance student-led small group discussions — into Chicago Public Schools.
She holds a masters in education with an emphasis in math and science from the University of Maryland, College Park and a bachelor of arts from Colgate University. She works closely with new teachers to help them discover ways to make math fun for their students. She focuses on helping teachers spark dialogue, set high expectations and create a classroom environment where students can truly contemplate math, not just prepare for a test.
• University of Maryland, College Park, Masters of Education
• Colgate University, Bachelor of Arts in Peace and Conflict Studies
• Clinical faculty member, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education, Urban Teachers program, Dallas-Fort Worth, 2016-present
Other professional positions
• Ninth grade lead/math teacher, The Noble Academy – A Noble Network Charter School, Chicago, 2015-16
• Ninth grade math teacher, The Noble Academy – A Noble Network Charter School, Chicago, 2014-15
• Seventh and eighth-grade math teacher, Prince George’s County Public Schools, 2012-14