• Thank you for visiting our classroom website.  I am the proud teacher of Room 49. I love teaching, and I have been in education for almost 25 years! This will be my 8th year teaching at Tularcitos.  We have a great team, and I love working in Carmel Valley.  Over the years I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade and 4th grade.  I have also been an Elementary School Principal.  No matter what my role, connecting with students and building life-long relationships with kids and their families is the best part of being an educator.

    I am a native of Monterey and am happy to be raising my two sons in this area.  I am a graduate of Lake Forest College near Chicago (Go Cubs!)  When I am not in the classroom, I love spending time with my husband and kids, being outdoors or trying out a new recipe in the kitchen!  

    As we begin our 2020-2021 school year in a distance learning model, we will be using the Google Classroom platform for our communication and assignments.  We will be sending more information to support you on the week of August 10, 2020.  I look forward to working together to make this an incredible and memorable year for your child!

    Laura Southerland


Last Modified on August 7, 2020