Director of Early and Elementary Education Policy
Organization: New America
Laura Bornfreund is a director of Early & Elementary Education Policy at New America. Ms. Bornfreund authored the reports “An Ocean of Unknowns: Using Student Achievement Data to Evaluate PreK-3rd Grade Teachers, “Getting in Sync: Revamping Licensing and Preparation for Teachers in Pre-K, Kindergarten, and the Early Grades,” and coauthored “Many Missing Pieces: The Difficult Task of Linking Early Childhood Data and School-Based Data Systems.” Before joining New America, Laura worked for several policy organizations in Washington, D.C., including the Institute for Educational Leadership. Before moving to D.C., she worked for the City of Orlando, helping to implement its Parramore Kidz Zone, an initiative modeled after the Harlem Children’s Zone. Laura began her career as a fourth grade teacher in Orlando, FL. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida.