Laurie Woods

English/Reading Specialist Teacher-Mentor

Laurie Woods joins us as an English/Reading Specialist Teacher-Mentor.  Laurie is a native of Washington, DC who moved back to the city after time in New York City and Oxford, Mississippi.  Laurie holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Psychology from Wesleyan University. In 2018, she earned her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Literacy and Reading Education from George Washington University.  She also holds a Doctorate in Linguistics from New York University and loves hearing and imitating different American English accents.  Laurie’s experience includes serving as a reading clinician at Lindamood-Bell, a teacher and tutor for Kaplan, and a teacher and teacher assistant in a wide range of educational settings, including Montessori schools.  She is passionate about spreading the joy of reading to all students.  She loves reading – some favorite authors are Willa Cather, Margaret Atwood and Agatha Christie.  She also loves movies, both contemporary and classic.  A crossword puzzle fiend, she tries to do the New York Times crossword every day.