Curriculum Specialist

                                          Laura                                          Sasha


After spending six years at The Little School, Laura took a leave of absence for the 2015-2016 school year to pursue a Master's degree in Education and Human Development through the teacher education program at Boulder Journey School in Boulder, Colorado. This process has been quite a whirlwind, and she is excited to share the things that she has learned with the educators and students at The Little School. Laura earned my BA in English in 2005 from Faulkner University, and promptly started working with three year olds at a local preschool. Since then, she has learned so much about being an intentional, thoughtful teacher from the children and adults alike, and is excited to learn from and support such a community of like minded people! Laura lives in Chapel Hill with her husband, Josh, and thier cats, Junie, Jilly, and Leonard. She is a big fan of quirky workplace comedies, reading the same books over and over again, strolling through the woods, and going on grocery store adventures.
Sasha is a seasoned teacher with a Master's Degree in Education and has nine years of experience teaching in New York City classrooms. This past summer his family relocated to North Carolina when his wife accepted a position at Duke. They felt privileged to be able to enroll their daughter, Petra, at The Little School. Sasha is looking foward to all the opportunities he will have to challenge and nurture his new students recognizing that each one is an individual with a diverse personality and varied learning styles. He know's that the talented instructors on his team will work together to craft a successful program for each child. As a parent of a Little School student, he has been able to witness their amazing philosophies at work, and he is very impressed with the results. Originailly he is from Western Massachusetts where the people don't have funny accents. He graduated from the University of Rochester where he received a B.A. in Film and Political Science. Later, as a working professional, Sasha completed his Masters at Brooklyn College.