B.A., Kenyon College
Laura Kirschenbaum joined the Upper School Math Faculty at MBS in 2017 after teaching for four years in New York City.
Prior to embarking upon her formal teaching career, Laura completed an AmeriCorps program called City Year, where she served as a teaching assistant for an 8th grade classroom at a public school in the South Bronx. After concluding this opportunity with the Department of Education, Laura decided that she never wanted to leave the classroom again, as helping students find their passion for education became her passion.
While completing a Master’s in Math Adolescent Education at Hunter College, Laura taught grades 7 through 12 at a Special Needs Charter School in Harlem, New York. This experience gave her a unique perspective on the various ways that students learn which she is excited to share with the MBS community.
While math remains her passion, Laura believes strongly in the MBS mission of writing across the curriculum, an educational tenet unique to MBS that drew her away from teaching more traditional math classes in the public school environment, and serves as faculty advisor for the student-run school newspaper, The Crimson Sun.
Her undergraduate degree in history – accompanied by a minor in statistics – from Kenyon College continues to enable her to explore the harmony of these social sciences. These days, she envisions herself as a history major who teaches math well by bringing the chaos of the humanities to the elegance of the math classroom!