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Laura D. Kassner
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Education
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Kassner has worked along the lifespan continuum in education over the past 12 years, including early childhood, K-12, higher education, professional development and adult learning. She is a respected instructor, modeling best practices in instructional planning and delivery. She actively engages in research that impacts teaching and learning, educational leadership, and policy development using both quantitative and qualitative methods. She recently won the Virginia Educational Research Association's Distinguished Paper award. She provides research and consulting support to a variety of clients, using interpersonal skills to build community, drive change, and implement sound practices that improve teaching and learning.

Memberships
Virginia Society for Technology Education
Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership
Virginia Educational Research Association (VERA)
Eastern Educational Research Association, Peer reviewer
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor (2014-Present)

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Richmond

Research Analyst and Project Manager (2013-Present)

Research and Analytics Insights, LLC, Richmond

Certifications
Virginia Division Superintendent License
Virginia Postgraduate Professional Teaching License, Elementary Education (PreK-6) and Administration and Supervision (PreK-12)
Community Service

Peer reviewer, The Journal of Research in Education

Secretary, Virginia Educational Research Association

Selected Publications
Essays
Kessner, L., & Price, P. T. (2014, September). Shifting paradigms for leadership: Transitioning from teachers to school leaders in a principal preparation program [Conference paper]. VERA Annual Conference, Charlottesville, VA. Winner of VERA Distinguished Paper award.
Education
B.A., Mary Washington College 2003
Sociology and Elementary Education
M.Ed., Virginia Commonwealth University 2009
Educational Leadership, Administration & Supervision
Ed.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 2012
Educational Leadership & Policy Studies
Contact Information
North Court
(804) 287-6621