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Laura Gutmann

Laura Gutmann, Ph.D., manages the development and implementation of a range of performance assessment tools for both teachers and K-12 students.  This includes edTPA implementation support for pre-service candidates and teacher educators, as well as the growth of Stanford’s Performance Assessment Resource Bank (PARB).   Most recently, she has been researching and developing resources on how to foster deeper learning competencies like collaboration, communication and mindset, and designing rubrics and other tools for measuring students’ socio-emotional growth. Previously, Laura received her doctoral degree in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill, with a focus on how new teacher evaluation policies impacted instructional practices.  While at UNC, she consulted to a DC charter network about assessment implementation as an Education Pioneers Fellow, contributed to the FirstSchool project, and co-edited, “FirstSchool: Transforming PreK-3rd Grade for African American, Latino, and Low-Income Children”(Teachers College Press).  Prior to that, Laura was the Vice President of Programs for a nonprofit that provided life skills curriculum to 90,000+ students per year, and taught kindergarten in NYC in the Bronx.  She earned her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College and received a B.A. in Public Policy Studies from Duke University.