Director of Field and Clinical Education
University of South Florida
Laura Sabella serves as the Director of Field and Clinical Education since 2019. She has served as a visiting instructor and as the Coordinator for Secondary Clinical Experiences in the College of Education since 2016. An educator with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Sabella’s research examines the role of new and pre-service teachers as they support adolescents on the autism spectrum in the English Language Arts classroom. Her research interests also include understanding how teacher candidates negotiate the transition from student to secondary content teacher, the intersection of student exceptionality and final internships, the role of the university supervisor in the field, and partnerships in secondary schools. She is currently working on a project to understand the importance of teacher candidates serving underserved children through tutoring.