K-12 Education Policy
Dr. Laurie Love, the former Chief Academic Officer of the Torrance Unified School District, is an Adjunct Professor at the USC Rossier School of Education. Her areas of expertise include education policy, accountability policies, large scale change, professional development, special needs populations, early childhood education, governing board relationships, equity, diversity and access, and closing the achievement gap. Her opinion has regularly been sought by school districts on communicating district and school policies related to student learning.
Dr. Love’s research interests include allocation of resources to improve student achievement, 21st century skills and school programs, the role of the principal as an instructional leader, fiscal equity and adequacy, and societal influences of achievement. Dr. Love is a frequent presenter on change in difficult times, school reform, and collaborative educational programs.
Dr. Laurie Love received her doctorate with a focus on Administration, Policy, and Planning, a specialty in Instructional Programs and a supplement in Finance and School Business from the University of Southern California. She received her Master’s in Early Childhood Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills and her Bachelor’s in History from the University of Southern California. Dr. Love serves as the Director for the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Curriculum and Instructional Leaders Academy. She has been recognized as the 2013 Woman of Distinction for the 35th Senatorial District, ACSA Diversity Administrator of the Year and the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation Distinguished Lifelong Educator Promoting Multicultural Education