4A Karen Laird

Girl Writing.pngWelcome
4A  (GT Connections)
&
4C (Reading/Language/Social Studies)


I'm so thrilled you'll be in my class this year!! This year is going to be full of learning and new adventures. We're going to have an amazing year!!  

I can't wait to learn all about you, but first let me tell you  a little about me...  I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but raised here on the westside of town.  (I attended Putnam Elementary, Morehead Middle School, and Coronado High School.)  I graduated from UT El Paso with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I have an Early Childhood (PreK-Kinder) endorsement as well as Gifted & Talented and ESL certifications. 

This is my 29th year of teaching!!  I'm thrilled to say I have been a Polk Panther for the last 25 years. In my career, I've taught every grade from pre-K to 4th grades. 
4th is by far my favorite! 

Enjoying summer vacation in Pagosa Springs, Colorado
 
I'm excited to continue my partnership with Ms. Denise Ramos who teaches the Math/Science component of my 4th-grade classes.  We're so fortunate to have such a strong fourth grade team.  You're bound to see all six of us giggling in the hallway like we're the kids!!! 


A few of my favorite things include traveling with my fiance, our two dogs, roadtrips/camping in our RV, reading, the Green Bay Packers, riding quads, fishing, country music, mexican food and Starbucks!
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My conference period is from 8:30-9:15 every day except Tuesday.  Please call the office to schedule an appointment with me 24 hours in advance to ensure I do not have a prior commitment.

I look forward to working with both students and parents this year.
 Let's make this year FABULOUS!!