Laura S. Domalik, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor and Elementary Program Chair, Teaching and Learning

Laura S. Domalik, M.Ed.

Education

  • M. Ed in Curriculum and Instruction( With a concentration in mathematics education), Virginia Commonwealth University
  • B. S. in Elementary Education, Virginia Commonwealth University

Research interests

My current research is primarily informed by the following questions:

  • How do practicum experiences help to prepare pre-service teachers in becoming strong 1st year teachers?
  • What’s different about teaching an urban setting?
  • What do elementary pre-service teachers need to know about being a strong mathematics teacher?

Career highlights

  • Elementary K-5 teacher for more than 14 years
  • Adjunct professor at Randolph Macon College for 14 years
  • Adjunct professor at VCU for 14 years before joining full-time
  • Math coach for six years

Recent publications/projects

  • Book chapter in “The Mathematics Specialist Handbook,” published by NCTM in 2014
  • Book review of “It’s Elementary: A Parent’s Guide to K-5 Mathematics,” by Whitenack, Cavey and Henney in 2015

Bio

I am a teacher, and a teacher of teachers. I love being a VCU professor and helping students realize their potential. My role is to support them along their journey as they learn to be the teacher they are meant to be. I truly enjoy working with pre-service teachers. They are so excited and enthusiastic about the future.

Curriculum Vitae

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