Laura Schneider is a high school English teacher at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn, New York. Sunset Park High School is a community public high school that opened in 2009 as three small semi-autonomous learning communities under one principal. Laura is a founding teacher who has moved into teacher leadership as a team leader and most recently a community teacher leader over the past three years. Laura received a B.S. from New York University in 2008 and an M.Ed. from Harvard University in 2009. She is looking forward to joining the 2012 SPA NYC cohort to work with and learn from professionals who have had experiences in a variety of types of schools and policy making experiences in various settings to expand upon and deepen her thinking about public school leadership.