Laney is the author of Guided Math: A Framework for Mathematics Instruction, as well as numerous other books on mathematics education.
Her extensive work with children started when she was the directory of a Youth Services Program at Mercer University. In 1989, she began her career as an educator. Over the years, she has taught in elementary grades, in middle grades, in a high school in-school suspension program, and in college. She was named Teacher of the Year for her county in 2000. For the last five years prior to her retirement, she served as an Instructional Coach helping her school system implement Guided Math.
During her years in the classroom, Laney developed the Guided Math framework as a way of meeting the needs of all of her students--from the struggling learners to those who quickly mastered concepts and needed additional challenges. When this approach was implemented school-wide at her school, the results were not only increased passage rates on the state tests, but also increases in the percentage of students who exceeded the standards.
Laney is now retired from most of her consulting work, but she continues to share her ideas as an author. She is excited to be collaborating with Education Resource Group in the United States and Guided Math Consulting in Canada to continue to provide high quality Guided Math professional development. They carefully select consultants and then they are trained by Laney to ensure alignment to her Guided Math framework. ERG, founded by Hope Reagan and Alice Oakley, and Guided Math Consulting, founded by Christine Michalyshen, have earned a reputation for their effective job-embedded teacher support. Click here to find out more about Guided Math professional development. Or, email her at [email protected]