Lura Elderkin-Rouleau has over ten years experience teaching and working with children. Lura works to build relationships with each student, because understanding is built through relationships. Currently, she works as a special educator at an urban charter school with students in grades 6-8, where she engages in co-teaching across the curriculum. Additionally, her experience includes working with young children in a preschool setting, teaching leveled math groups, leading academic intervention groups, and engaging in special education case management. She holds a bachelor's degree in creative arts and therapy from Russell Sage College and a Master's of Education degree in curriculum and teaching from Fitchburg State University. Lura holds a Massachusetts 5-12 teaching license for English Language Arts and a 5-12 license as a teacher of students with moderate disabilities. Lura earnestly believes that every student wants to do well and empowers them to succeed.