Laurel Sandage - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Laurel Sandage

Laurel Sandage
Washington, DC
Two Rivers Public Charter
Special Education
University of Central Florida - BA, Secondary Science Education

About Me

I grew up in Florida, Missouri, and New Jersey and have school and my teachers to thank for keeping me sane and grounded throughout the years. I went to UCF as an undergrad and left with a degree in Secondary Science Education and have experience teaching in middle and high schools across multiple science subjects, theater, and even two years under my belt teaching English overseas. I’m also a big fan of finding science in fiction (movies, comics, video games) and pull from various pop culture sources to keep my students engaged and curious about the world.

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

Having a space to grow, learn, and fail in a brand new field so I may best serve the next generation of change-makers.

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

A level of compassion for every single kid that walked into their classroom. This teacher made sure everyone was noticed, appreciated, and held to the highest possible standard while also holding us accountable for our mistakes and keeping us motivated when we failed.