• Welcome to 2nd Grade and thank you for visiting our classroom website.   I'm looking forward to meeting all of you.  I love teaching, and I have been in education for over 25 years! This will be my 10th year teaching at Tularcitos and my 13th year in the Carmel School District.  I have also worked in the Monterey School District.  Over the years, I have taught Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade and I used to coach gymnastics. 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 most rewarding 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, trying out a new recipe in the kitchen, or reading!

    Please feel free to stop by Room 48 and say hello. I look forward to working together to make this an incredible and memorable year for your child!

    Laura Southerland


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