Laura Brock, Ph. D. (University of Virginia, Applied Developmental Science)
is an Associate Professor in Teacher Education at the College of Charleston. For the past decade, she has worked on interventions aimed at closing the achievement gap by capitalizing on children’s brain development through curiosity and hands-on learning. She began her career as a teacher in the Charleston County School District.
Rachael James, M.A.T. (College of Charleston, Early Childhood Education)
is a Research Associate at the College of Charleston. She is especially interested in children’s STEM learning through tinkering, recyclables, art, and engaging, locally relevant experiences.