LaMonica is a senior educational consultant for Teaching Matters. Prior to joining the Teaching Matters team, LaMonica was an administrator and Instructional Coach at a high performing elementary school in NYC. Previously, she was on the founding team of a charter school in the Bronx that has grown to great success. Her professional interests lie in curriculum design, data driven instruction, as well as teacher and leadership development. LaMonica has extensive experience in writing common core aligned elementary curriculum in ELA and Math and training teachers to run highly effective classrooms. She is passionate about closing the achievement gap and ensuring equal opportunities to education.