Intersections of Race and Class in Special Ed Policy
    • About:

      Laurence T. Spring is Superintendent of the Schenectady City School District. Prior to coming to Schenectady in June 2012, Mr. Spring served as Superintendent of the Cortland Enlarged School District for six years. Mr. Spring also served as an Assistant Superintendent for Instruction at Wayne Central School District in Ontario, NY for five years, Director of Student Learning at Churchville-Chili Central School District in Churchville, NY for two years and was an assistant principal for a year. He spent the first five years of his educational career teaching social studies at East Irondequoit Central School District. he has been recognized and honored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Human Rights Commission and Mediation Matters. In November 2014, Mr. Spring was honored by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) with the prestigious Ned Pattison award. He continues to speak at many conferences and serves as an expert panelist addressing poverty and mental health issues. He recently authored an article on the effects of the poverty. Mr. Spring obtained a B.A. in History/Psychology from SUNY Geneseo, M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Rochester. He is pursuing an Ed.D from Vanderbilt University.