Laura A. WalshELA Achievement Coach (CH)
“Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up, it knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or a gazelle - when the sun comes up, you better be running." - African Proverb
Laura A. Walsh, Achievement Coach for English Language Arts, grew up a short train ride away in New Canaan, Connecticut. Ms. Walsh attended The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C., graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History. While at Catholic, Ms. Walsh was inducted into Pi Gamma Mu, the International Social Sciences Honor Society and Phi Alpha Theta, the International History Honor Society. Ms. Walsh received her graduate degree in Elementary Education from Cabrini College in Radnor, Pennsylvania. In the fall of 2012, Ms. Walsh joined the NCSH team as a founding first grade teacher. Ms. Walsh's previous teaching experience includes fifth grade, fourth grade and second grade. Ms. Walsh enjoys spending time in classrooms working with scholars and coaching teachers around the components of NCSH's rigorous literacy curriculum. Ms. Walsh is currently training for her next marathon; when not at work she can be found running through Central Park, or waking up the sun with the New York chapter of the November Project.