Laura Mudd - Literacy Through The Arts Program Director
Laura Mudd dedicates her work to promoting the wellbeing, development and education of children and families, particularly children growing up bi-culturally and in challenging social and economic situations. She is currently Program Director for Faubourg Theatre's, Literacy through the Arts, afterschool and summer programming and works closely with teachers, administrators, children, and parents/guardians. She recently worked as a professional development facilitator for Erikson Institute, partnering with Chicago Public School administrators and teachers to strengthen oral language and literacy instructional practices. She formerly taught fourth grade as a dual language teacher and later led and advised the implementation of the Evanston-Skokie School District’s, Two Way Immersion Program (Spanish – English). She continues to advocate for bilingualism, multicultural perspectives and parent engagement. Children’s wonder, curiosity, and imaginative expressions, through language and the arts, continue to fuel and delight her.