Laura Roussel

National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET), Santa Monica, CA

Laura currently works as Director of School Services for The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET) and has had a multitude of educational leadership experiences at the state, district, and school level. Laura’s work as a teacher of teachers, began in her role as a classroom teacher and developed as she began working in her district as a district level teacher coach and then as a Master Teacher.  Through this work, Laura has recognized the critical role of the teacher leader and their impact on students, other teachers and school level leadership.

Learning Forward’s Annual Conference is my absolute favorite conference. It always provides me with inspiration, tools and new contacts to help further my learning and thus the quality of professional learning at my school.

— Kate Cottrell

The Annual Learning Forward Conference is the best professional development offered each year.  It allows you to personalize your learning and focus on what you need to continue growing.B

— Brian Faulkner