Guest Instructor & Chair of Liberal Studies at CSUDH
Dr. Laurie Inman is currently a full-time lecturer at CSU, Dominguez Hills in the Liberal Studies department. Her work with early teacher candidates focuses on culturally responsive practices. Previously, she was the founding Chief Executive and Academic Officer/Principal of Apple Academy Charter Public Schools in South Los Angeles, serving students in grades TK - 5.
Prior to that as the Southern California Program Director for EnCorps Teachers Program, she helped skilled professionals in the STEM fields make their transition into teaching. Dr. Inman also taught grades K-4 and adult education, was an elementary school principal and the Assistant Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development for the Long Beach Unified School District. She spent twelve years as a literacy consultant and partner with Smar²tel Learning Links, LLC, working with traditional public, charter and private schools. She was responsible for the design, development, and implementation of California state-approved training curriculum and building the capacity of administrators and teachers in a distributed leadership training model in literacy. Dr. Inman earned her Ed.D in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Teacher Education in Multicultural Societies at USC. She also holds a M.Ed. from the University of LaVerne and graduated from CSU, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders.
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