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Laura Walsh

Chief Programs Officer

Laura is an experienced manager of educational programming that specializes in early literacy, non-profit management, and staff development. She is also a trained literacy specialist that received her Master’s in Special Education and Literacy from St. John’s University. Laura is intimately aware of the literacy crisis plaguing New York City and has worked as a Program Manager for the Literacy Trust, training over 150 public schools in NYC on a 1:1 reading intervention program called Reading Rescue. Laura was the Senior Manager of Elementary Programs at DREAM (formerly Harlem RBI), and went on to become the founding Dean of Culture of DREAM’s newest elementary school in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx. Through all of her work, Laura has been committed to a mission of eradicating illiteracy through quality programming as a pathway to equity.