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 Conference is the only national conference that focuses on the training and coaching of teachers. Over the last six years of annual attendance, we have been able to improve Tier 1 instruction, shared decision-making, morale, school culture, and teacher retention and attrition.

— Angela Silva

This was an amazing conference with the powerhouses of education all packed into one place.

— Lauren Vaclavik