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Ms. Laurie Walsh
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Buckingham Elementary School
Class Information:
Room Number: C10
Students per Class: 30
Class Description:
My incoming class is a fantastic, energetic and diverse group of kids! Some of my students were in my 4/5 blend last year and they are amazing - they love to learn and inspire me to be my best! I can't wait for school to start!
Currently, my goal is to get a camera for every student for an amazing trimester long project next year! (This is a project that could become a project that we do every year.)
My Philosophy:
I know it's cliche, but I believe that I can bring out the best in my students and show them a world of learning that they never imagined! All my kids get my love, attention and my skills, but kids that have the greatest need become my little angels and I consider it my mission to affect their lives way beyond the year they're with me in school.
Personal Information:
About Me:
Mom of an awesome 15-year-old! Love the outdoors and riding my mountain bike. Passionate about creating - that includes lesson plans, taking pictures, scrapbooking and even planting flower gardens!
College and Degrees:
Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Arizona — Master of Arts in Teaching, 2004 Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas — Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education 1989
Mountain biking, gardening, scrapbooking, photography, reading and lots more!
Favorite Books:
My current favorite is an adolescent book called _Hunger Games_! I also love _The Outlander_ by Diana Gabaldon, _Leaves of Grass_ by Walt Whitman, _Where the Red Fern Grows_ by Wilson Rawls, _It's Not About the Bike_ by Lance Armstrong . . . and the list goes on and on!
Favorite Quotes:
"A man's about as happy as he makes up his mind to be." Abraham Lincoln, "Well-behaved women seldom make history!" Ulrich, "Carpe Diem!" Robin Williams (in The Dead Poets Society)
Technology in education, politics, current events, global warming
Employment History:
Faculty Associate - OSU Cascades Bend, Oregon 2008 Summer Session Teacher,4th/5th grade, Buckingham elementary school - Bend LaPine School District Bend, Oregon 2008-present Teacher,5th grade, Juniper elementary school - Bend LaPine School District Bend, Oregon 2004-2008 2nd grade, Kenwood elementary school - Bend LaPine School District Bend, Oregon 2003-2004 Teacher,1st grade, Buckingham elementary school - Bend LaPine School District Bend, Oregon 2002-2003 Online Scoring Reader/Leader Educational Testing Services Concord, California 2002-2003 CurriculumWriter National Inventor’s Museum Cincinnati, Ohio 2002-2003 SubstituteTeacher Bend LaPine Schools Bend, Oregon 2001-2002 FreelanceTextbook Curriculum Writer, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 2000-2003 Teacher,4th & 6th grade, Camp Lejeune Dependent Schools Camp Lejeune, North Carolina 1994-2001 Teacher,6th & 8th grade, Trexler Middle School, Richlands, North Carolina 1992-1994 Teacher,6th/7th blend, Browns Elementary School Rio Oso, California 1991-1992 Teacher,5th grade, King City School District, King City, California 1990-1991
Why Do I Teach?:
I love kids, I love learning and I want to make a difference in the world and this is how I can do it.
Percent of Students are:
     At-risk: 35 %
     Average: 40 %
     High-achiever: 20 %
     Special Needs: 5 %
Percent of Students are:
     White/Caucasian : 70 %
     Hispanic: 15 %
     African American: 5 %
     Native American: 5 %
     Asian: 5 %
Free/Reduced Lunch Program Enrollment:: 39 %
ESL Enrollment:: 10 %
Average number of students in class:: 24 students
Number of students I teach:: 31 students