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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 11, 2024 Nikki Drury, Literacy Trainer

Advice for Coaches: Helping Teachers Navigate the End-of-Year Homestretch

How can coaches help empower teachers to navigate the end-of-year homestretch? By creating opportunities for reflection.   

May 29, 2024 Stephanie Harvey, Author & Education Consultant

Comprehension and Building Knowledge: From Acquiring Knowledge to Actively Using It

Literacy expert Stephanie Harvey explains the relationship between comprehension and knowledge building.

May 22, 2024 Wendy Vaulton, Associate Director for Reading Recovery & Early Interventions

Seeking to Understand the Science of Reading

The 2024 book, “Fact-checking the Science of Reading: Opening Up the Conversation,” is an unbiased, accessible review of ten major claims associated with the Science of Reading movement.