Laura S. M.

Laura Sharp Minicucci serves as Clinical Faculty for Elementary Mathematics for Urban Teachers in Baltimore. Prior to her work at Urban Teachers, Laura taught for five years in Baltimore City Public Schools, first as a Teach For America Corps Member at Montebello Elementary Junior Academy, then as a teacher and Grade Level Chair at KIPP Harmony Academy, where she began her work coaching early career teachers. As both an instructor and coach, she works to hone new teachers’ skills in implementing systems and routines that maximize instructional time, foster academic discourse, and cultivate strong classroom culture. Laura holds a Master of Science in Education from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from American University in Washington, DC.

Education
• Canisius College, School of Education and Human Services, Master of Science in Education: Childhood Education, Buffalo, NY, 2010
• Thesis: Technology in and outside of the classroom: Effects on male student achievement.
• American University, School of Public Affairs, Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies: Communication, Legal Institutions, Economics, and Government, Washington, DC, 2008

Academic positions
Urban Teachers, Baltimore, Clinical Faculty for Elementary Mathematics, 2016 – present

Other professional positions
• Grade Level Chair, KIPP Harmony Academy, Baltimore, 2015 – 2016
• Teacher, KIPP Harmony Academy, Baltimore, 2013 – 2016
• Teacher/Teach For America Corps Member, Montebello Elementary Junior Academy, Baltimore, 2011 – 2013
• Summer School Teacher, Teach for America Summer Institute, Philadelphia, PA, 2011
• Substitute Teacher, Rochester City School District, Rochester, NY 2010 – 2011

Teaching experience
• Measurement Data and Geometry
• Math Practicum
• Classroom Management
• Numbers, Operations and Algebraic Thinking II