Lourdes Laguna is a consultant with SchoolWorks. She has been in the education field for 12 years, serving in various capacities, including program and policy roles at the U.S. Department of Education and DC Public Schools Central Office. More recently, Lourdes served in many roles in the educational environment – teacher, grade-level chairperson, founding staff member of a public charter school, and a school administrator. She has served as an educator and instructional leader in inner-city schools, both public and charter. She worked hard to improve family engagement at all her schools and focused on data-driven instruction, both as a teacher and instructional leader. Lourdes holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University and a Masters of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie-Mellon University.