Laura Duggan – Reading Specialist

Professional Profile

  • Certified Waldorf Teacher
  • Extensive teaching experience for adults and children in reading, technology, and philosophy
  • Active tutor for reading skills
  • Writer, editor, and publisher of a children’s literature website (
  • Meditation teacher and practitioner for over 40 years
  • Computer professional for over 40 years 


  • Waldorf Teacher Training Certificate: Center for Education Renewal, Santa Rosa 
  • Bank Street School of Education: Teaching Decoding Skills
  • B.S. Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, New York, Mathematics & Education
  • Certificate, Mindfulness in Schools curriculum

Unique Teaching Skills:

  • One-on-one tutoring for reading and math, grades 3 to 6
  • Teaching reading skills to struggling readers in elementary grades
  • Teaching technology to middle-school students and high school students
  • Integrating remedial movement activities into academic learning
  • Offering centering skills to students for social/emotional support
  • Teaching humanities (Transcendentalists) to high school students
  • Coaching High School students on writing college essays


  • Reading Specialist and Remedial Education Assistant 
    • Live Oak Waldorf Charter School, Petaluma, CA
  • Technology Instructor
    • Salmon Creek Middle School, Occidental, CA
  • Technology Instructor
    • Fitch Mountain Campus, Healdsburg Elementary Schools 
  • Tutor and Writing Coach
    • Sonoma County, CA
  • Education Manager
    • SYDA Meditation Foundation, New York 
  • Education Manager
    • Pacific Technology Software, Hong Kong 
  • Curriculum Development & Training Manager
    • Sybase, Inc., Emeryville, CA  
  • Training and Curriculum Development (Contract)
    • White House and House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
  • Instructor
    • Catholic University, Washington DC
Laura Duggan Reading Specialist