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She joins our Learning & Wellness Team, along with Dr. Martha Torres, educational psychologist, Nicole Dowd, STEM and executive functioning specialist, and our clinical and student life professionals.

Laurie comes to us with a wealth of experience teaching English Language Arts to middle and high school students. She earned her Masters in Teaching English at Montclair State University. After many years of teaching both solo and in inclusive classrooms, Laurie is delighted to be at Purnell where she believes she can really make a difference in our student-centered learning environment. I am confident that she will!

Laurie has an extensive background working in education and a generous heart of gold, easily empathizing and building rapport with students. Laurie has already begun seeing students for reading comprehension, writing, and executive function support. She will also push into English and History classes to support our students and faculty.

We are thrilled to welcome Laurie Molloy to our already strong team of educators.

My very best,
Anne Glass

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This award is given each year to an educator who has made outstanding contributions in the field of education for students with learning differences. As an ardent advocate for equity and access to challenging curriculum for all students, Ms. Glass has been nominated by Leslie Rubinstein, President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America- New Jersey Chapter.

Ms. Glass is committed to continuing to advance opportunities for all students and young adults with learning differences, especially our Purnell girls! Our programs which combine both support and enrichment are strong and growing stronger each day. Her heart and soul is dedicated to Purnell!

Please join the Purnell Community in celebrating Ms. Glass' nomination. We are Purnell Proud!

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