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LauraSue Steinman

Project Coordinator

What I like most about my role within the Center…

Working with wonderful people; working towards the goals of helping children learn to read and getting great literature into the hands of children.

What I believe in

Equity, social justice, and kindness.

Previous work highlights

I have had a varied career and done many things. My favorites were teaching elementary school, working with National Council of Jewish Women to promote social justice and equity in my community and throughout the world, editor for a travel website, assistant to the General Counsel of multi-billion-dollar publishing company. My very favorite job is being a mom to my 2 college age sons.

Favorite book

I am a voracious reader and cannot choose a favorite as it changes all the time. I love fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature. There are so many wonderful books to read and so little time.

Fun fact

I am an amateur photographer – people, scenery, anything that catches my eye.


BA in Sociology with a concentration in Communication

MA in Early Childhood/Elementary Education with a specialty in Literacy

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Featured Blog Posts

February 1, 2023 Gen Arcovio

4 Easy Tips for Efficient, Effective Interactive Writing Lessons

Interactive writing is an engaging way to build children’s understandings of sounds, letters, words and how they all work together to create a meaningful message. What are some ways you have made your interactive writing lessons effective and efficient?

December 21, 2022 Allison Briceño

Developing Justice-Oriented Readers

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker Allison Briceño breaks down ways teachers can use justice questions to develop justice-oriented readers.

December 15, 2022 Spring 2023 Online Graduate Courses

Spring 2023: Online Graduate Courses

By enrolling in an online graduate course, you have the flexibility to learn at your own pace!