Laura Papale has more than twenty years experience as an educator in a wide range of early childhood and elementary grade level settings and holds multiple certifications, including licenses to teach special education. She has taught at a state pre-k program in the inner city as well as at a therapeutic day school for children with severe and profound neurological disorders. Papale also served as an assessor for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and is currently a public school teacher with a focus on inclusive education. At Erikson, she teaches the integrative seminar course and advises students in the master’s program.


B.S., elementary and early childhood education, Western Michigan University;
M.S., child development, Erikson Institute