Laura Grandau, Ph.D., joins our teacher education faculty as an assistant professor. Previously, she was an assistant professor of education at Lake Forest College, and she has a background in child development, teacher education, and mathematics development in early childhood through elementary school. Her research has focused on children’s thinking, teacher learning, and instructional leadership. She also taught young children for many years and has served as lead teacher, special education assistant, and curriculum coordinator. She completed her Ph.D. at University of Wisconsin-Madison in curriculum and instruction with a dual focus on teacher education and mathematics teaching and learning.