Lara has a Ph.D. in Leadership, is approved as a Special Education Supervisor, and has an Ed.S. in School Psychology. Lara has been providing job-embedded professional learning in the area of explicit instruction and reading strategies as a consultant at Oakland Schools (13 years) and has facilitated job-embedded instructional consultation teams in in her role as district school psychologist (10 years).
Equity and excellence in teaching and learning.
Learning Forward Michigan builds the capacity of leaders to establish and sustain highly effective professional learning.
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Leadership and Practice
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