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Hello, King Families!
My name is Laura Catalano, I am honored to serve as your child’s second grade teacher this year! This is my seventh year teaching; I taught first grade for three years, third grade for two years, and this will be my second year teaching second grade! I feel incredibly lucky to be a member of this powerful King community! I graduated from Michigan State with a degree in Elementary Education, and am currently pursuing my Master’s Degree at Michigan State in K-12 Educational Administration with an added Reading Specialist certification. Teaching is my first passion; however, through teaching and various leadership organizations I have served in, I have become passionate about educational leadership. Outside of school, I love spending time with family and friends, traveling, exercising, and reading. I am excited to get to know more about your child’s interests, hobbies, and passions this year!
My goal is to provide your child a safe, inclusive and equitable classroom environment, one that truly ignites your child’s passion for learning. I am excited about creating and maintaining a safe learning environment, one that encourages student voice, student interest and student choice. Your child’s contributions to our learning environment are very much encouraged and valued. My hope and dream for this year is to create a positive classroom culture, one that enables high academic achievement and social emotional growth.
I am truly looking forward to a year full of learning, fun, growth, and getting to know all of you! We are going to have a great year together!