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Laura Hutton

Laura Hutton

Associate Professor Teacher Education


Prior to coming to Harford, Laura taught children with and without disabilities from preschool through eighth grade. She has a passion for culturally responsive practices, developmentally appropriate instruction, trauma-informed practices, and family involvement. Laura believes that children learn better when they have positive relationships with their teachers and when the curriculum relates to their everyday lives.


  • BA, Elementary Education, Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • MS, Special Education, Johns Hopkins University

Research Interests

  • reducing preschool expulsion rates
  • improving the success of diverse students


Hutton, L. (TBD). Improving the behavior of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Teaching Exceptional Children (accepted for publication).

Hutton, L. (2019) Universal design for learning in a developmentally appropriate classroom [Open Educational Resource]. Maryland Open Source Textbook Commons.

Hutton, L. (2019). Working with parents. Fostering Families Today, 18(6), 34-35.

Hutton, L. (2018). Understanding parents, creating birth family connections. Fostering Families Today, 18(4), 54-56.

Hutton, L. (2010). Living with fetal alcohol syndrome. Fostering Families Today, 10(4).

Hutton, L. (2008). Accomplishing effective individualized education programs (IEP) meetings. Exceptional Parent Global Communications [online publication].

Courses Taught

  • EDUC100
  • EDUC101
  • EDUC109
  • EDUC210
  • EDUC217


  • Early Childhood Education AAS
  • Paraeducation AAS
  • Teacher Education Transfer degrees