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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

June 6, 2023 Linda Murphy, Associate Director of Literacy Programs

The Coaching Notebook: Your Important End of Year Reflection Tool

A coaching notebook is a powerful reflection tool to consider the year’s accomplishments and determine goals for the upcoming school year.

May 2, 2023 Irene Fountas

Embracing the Sciences of Reading: What Every Literacy Teacher Needs to Know

A foundational expectation for every literacy teacher is a strong understanding of the content of the alphabetic system.

April 14, 2023 Afrika Afeni Mills, Education Consultant & Author

Good and Beautiful and Kind

Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series featured speaker Afrika Afeni Mills highlights how characters on screen and paper broadened her perspective.