Co-Director, School Psychology Program
- Ed.D., Harvard University
- Ed.M., Harvard University
- B.A., Mount Holyoke College
Laura Rogers is a licensed psychologist and a licensed school
psychologist. For the past thirteen years, Laura has served as
the school psychologist and special education administrator in
the Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School, a school she
helped to found. She also helped to develop the New Teacher
Collaborative, a site-based teacher preparation program in the
Theodore R. Sizer Teachers Center. Laura brings a deep
commitment to understanding the developmental pathways of child
and adolescent experiences to her work in the design and
operation of school communities. She is particularly interested
in helping teachers and others stay attuned to how children and
adolescents experience instructional practices. She has also
worked as a clinician in a variety of settings in Massachusetts,
Connecticut, and Kathmandu, Nepal, including in private
practice, prisons, a health clinic, and a child guidance clinic.
She teaches courses in adolescent development, serving children
with special needs, cognitive assessment, social and emotional
assessment, and learning disabilities.
Cushman, K., Rogers, L. (2008) Fires in the Middle School
Bathroom. New York: The New Press.
Cushman, K., Rogers, L. (2008) What middle school students
say about social forces in the classroom. Middle School
Journal, 39(3), 14-24.
Cushman, K., Rogers, L. (2007) Using our energy to help us
learn: Voices from the middle grades. Texas Study of Secondary
Education, 16(2), 22-24.
Rogers, L. (2005) Adolescent risk-taking: Re-conceptualizing
middle school intervention. Paper presented at the Oxford Round
Table, Oxford University.
Rogers, L., Kegan R.G. (1991) "Mental growth" and "mental
health" as distinct concepts in the study of developmental
psychopathology: Theory, research, and clinical implications. In
D Keaton, H Rosen (Eds.), Constructivist Perspectives on
Developmental Psychopathology and Atypical Development. New
Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Rogers, L., Wolf, B. (1994) Counseling Training Manual,
The Centre for Victims of Torture, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Kegan, R.G., Noam, G, Rogers, L. (1982) The psychology of
emotion: A neo-Piagetian view. In D Cicchetti and P Hesse
(Eds.), New Directions for Child Development: Emotional
Development. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.