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Laura Kessinger

Instructional Leader
Laura, a native San Diegan, began her teaching and leading career in CPS is 2007. She is a middle school specialist with endorsements in all core instructional areas, teaching at schools on both the west and south side. After teaching for six years she sought to deepen her impact across Chicago becoming an instructional coach for Teach for America, for three years she coached and mentored first and second year teachers strengthening instruction and SEL practices across the city. Then seeking to deepen her content knowledge she accepted a high school leadership position at CICS Ellison in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood. There she served as the instructional coach for the math and science departments, creating and leading the direction for innovative STEM instruction. She also created a Computer Science program for the school. Laura has a strong belief in CPS students and communities. She is especially passionate about middle grades curriculum, instruction, and access to rigorous and relevant math, technology, and science experiences.