Education: B.S, Middle Childhood Education, University of Cincinnati; M.Ed., Middle Childhood Education, University of Cincinnati; Ph.D., Education Leadership, Policy, and Change, Walden University
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Areas of Expertise: Novice Teachers, teacher retention, middle childhood education, math education
Laura Baker came to Hanover after 12 years in the K–12 system. She spent nine of those years as a teacher at the middle school level. She taught all the core subject areas, but most of her time was spent in mathematics. During her tenure as a teacher, she was grade-level and math department head. She then spent the remainder of her K–12 career as a mathematics specialist.
As a teacher she completed her doctorate at Walden University, where she focused on improving the experience of teachers in order to better the education received by students. She is published online and in Experiencing Dewey, 2nd Edition. Her hope is to one day create educational policies at the federal and/or state levels.
“Education is a journey and teachers are the vehicle. If your vehicle is not taken care of then it will breakdown and even though you might make your final destination, the process of getting there will not be an enjoyable one.”