• Dear Families:

    Welcome to Fourth Grade in Room 49! Thank you for sharing your child with me. We are going to have a wonderful year full of exciting adventures! It is my goal to create an experience that challenges your child and supports each of them as they develop their own hopes and dreams. As we work to establish our routines the first couple weeks of school, I will be in touch with any information you will need to know.


    For those of you I haven’t met, let me take a moment to tell you a little about my background. This is my eighth year with the Carmel School District and my sixth year at Tularcitos. I taught Fourth Grade the last five years, and I taught Kindergarten at Carmelo for two years. Prior to that, I have been both a teacher and an elementary principal in the Monterey School District where I worked for 14 years. I am a mom of 2 boys ages 7 and 5. I am thrilled to be teaching 4th Grade at Tularcitos again this year. I know this year will be tremendously successful.


    As a reminder, Back to School Night is Thursday, August 23 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. This is when we will review the grade level curriculum including academic and social goals and expectations. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions. I look forward to working together to make this a fantastic year for you and your child.



    Laura Southerland



Last Modified on March 16, 2020