4A Karen Laird
Girl Writing.pngWelcome to 4A  GT Connections & 4C Reading/Language/Social Studies!  Here you will find useful classroom information pertaining to both classes.
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A little about me...I'm a product of  EPISD, a proud graduate of Putnam Elementary, Morehead Middle School, and Coronado High School.  I attended UT El Paso, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I have an Early Childhood (PreK-Kinder) endorsement as well as a Gifted & Talented certification. 
This is my 28th year of teaching.  I'm thrilled to say I have been a Polk Panther for the last 24 years. In my career, I've taught Pre-K to 4th.  4th is by far my favorite! 

Enjoying summer vacation in Pagosa Springs, Colorado

A few of my favorite things include traveling with my fiance,  our two dogs (a Havanese named Lila and a black Lab named Sophie) camping in our RV, the Green Bay Packers, riding quads, fishing, country music, and Starbucks!
 
I'm excited to continue my partnership with the fabulous Ms. Denise Ramos, Ms. Sylvia Campuzano, and Ms. Jessica Rodriguez, all of whom teach the Math/Science component of my 4th-grade classes. 

Fabulous Coworkers

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!!