FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 4, 2012
Contact: Andrew Aldrich
410-654-0000, ext. 7
Children’s Guild Names Principal of Baltimore Campus
BALTIMORE— The Children’s Guild named Dr. Laurie Zimmerli principal of the Baltimore campus. Zimmerli holds a doctorate in education and has more than 15 years of experience.
Prior to joining The Children’s Guild, Zimmerli was principal for Good Shepherd School, where she led the planning, development and implementation of the school’s curriculum among other responsibilities. Previously, she served Hannah More School in different roles, including principal, coordinator of Anne Arundel County programs, assistant principal and teacher. She also was a middle school teacher and behavior intervention specialist at Strawbridge School.
Among her professional distinctions, Zimmerli holds certifications in special education, history, administration, therapeutic crisis intervention and crisis intervention training. In addition, she serves with the Maryland Online IEP Workgroup and Nonpublic Subcommittee and is a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Zimmerli earned her Doctor of Education from University of Maryland Eastern Shore and master’s degrees in educational administration and special education from McDaniel College. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Towson University.
She lives in Arnold, Md.
The Children’s Guild Institute, a nonprofit child-serving organization, consists of The Children’s Guild, which includes special needs schools in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County serving children and adolescents who are difficult to educate due to autism, multiple disabilities and trauma. The Children’s Guild also operates three group homes, a treatment foster care program and an outpatient mental health program in Baltimore and Anne Arundel County public schools. In addition, The Children’s Guild Institute includes Monarch Academy Public Charter Schools in Baltimore City and Glen Burnie providing rigorous academics, adventure-based learning and an enriched curriculum, as well as the Upside Down Organization and National Children’s Guild Fund.