Laura Goldman began her career as a lawyer in the field of banking and finance. Graduating from Yeshiva University, Syms School of Business with a B.S. in Finance, Magna Cum Laude, she attended Fordham Law School and took a job in Washington, DC with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, practicing in the field of bank regulatory law. Following the birth of her third child, Laura resigned from the OCC and dedicated her time to raising her children and doing community work. She took parenting classes with the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP), a grass-roots, nonprofit parent education organization. Following several years as a student, Laura pursued certification through PEP as a Certified Parent Educator. After leadership training, classes in Adlerian Theory, Positive Psychology and five years of practice in teaching, community lectures and continuing education, Laura was certified and is currently a member (Family Educator Division) of the North American Society of Adlerian Psychologists. She continues to teach for PEP today.
In addition to teaching parents, Laura also teaches a class in Biblical exegesis to adults in her community. A devoted, practicing Jewish woman, Laura loves to study and share her learning with others. She has found that the Biblical wisdom she encounters in her studies complements and enhances the psychological perspectives in the work she does. Laura also dedicates a significant amount of time to volunteer board work for organizations that support and educate children and help the underprivileged and ill. Laura has a bi-weekly parenting column in Washington’s Kol Habirah newspaper.
Laura, and her husband Joseph, are the parents of four children -- Evan (19), Daniel (17), Zachary (14) and Kira (8).