Lara Goldstone

Director of Secondary Education at Para Los Niños

Lara is thrilled to have joined Para Los Ninos as the Director of Secondary Education. Over the past three decades, Lara has worked to lift the level of excellence in schools so that students experience joy, connection, and personal investment in their learning. She taught middle school language arts, social studies, and ELD in Oakland and then New York City before moving to Los Angeles, where she taught in South Los Angeles before becoming a K-8 school leader. Lara has served in a variety of district-level coaching and leadership roles focused on ensuring equitable academic outcomes and closing opportunity gaps for all students. Lara is especially passionate about teacher development, support for multilingual learners, and powerful literacy instruction.

Lara earned her a BA in Literature from Yale University, her teaching credential from Cal State East Bay, and her Masters of Education in Administration and Social Policy from Harvard University. She lives with her family and cat Mao in Jefferson Park and loves exploring new locales near and far.


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  • Director of Secondary Education

    July, 2022 - present

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