Blogger, Parent, School Board Member
Lawrence Township, New Jersey
Laura Waters writes about New Jersey and New York education policy and politics. As the daughter of New York City educators and parent of a son with special needs, she writes frequently about the need to listen to families and ensure access to good public school options for all.
She is based in New Jersey, where she and her husband have raised four children. She has been elected four times to the Lawrence Township Board of Education, and served nine years as board president. Earlier, she taught writing to low-income students of color at SUNY Binghamton through an Educational Opportunity Program.