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Laura McBain
Laura McBain
Director of External Relations
Laura is the Director of External Relations and the Director of Education Leadership Academy. Laura was a founding teacher of High Tech Middle and was the principal of two HTH sites (HTM and HTH Albuquerque) and worked in comprehensive schools prior to her work at HTH. As the Director of External Relations, Laura conducts the HTH GSE Residencies, Institutes and off-campus workshops. She also works closely with external schools and districts to develop school reform initiatives centering around 21st century learning, charter school development and professional development. As the Director of Education Leadership Academy, Laura works with teams of educators looking to transform their schools through the use of change leadership, deeper learning practices and equity structures.

She has B.A. in English and minors in Political Science and Spanish from Miami University and an Ed.M. in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. At Harvard she worked at the Center for Law and Education developing policy initiatives relating to the re-authorization of the Individual with Disabilities Education Act. She also conducted research projects on the Massachusetts District Review process. Laura later served as a Policy Analyst for Learning Points Associates conducting reviews on under-performing district. Her current research centers on transformative changes in schools.