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Laura Rathjen ​​​​

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Plan II Honors and a Pre-Medical Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin 2018

  • Current Masters of Education with Educator Preparation Student from Southern Methodist University

  • Will take Certification Exams in Summer 2020 and Graduate in Fall 2020

  • Will be ESL Certified and EC-6th Certified

  • Graduate of Highland Park High School with great appreciation for her wonderful teachers in the HPISD District

  • In her free time, Laura loves teaching Sunday school at Highland Park Presbyterian Church, talking her dog, Blair, on walks, cooking for her friends and family, and reading. 

  • Laura is passionate about teaching and so thankful for her opportunity to impact the lives of children. She is planning on teaching PreK or Kindergarten, and is committed to creating a safe, fun, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all of her students. She believes in developing students social-emotional skills in the classroom in tangent with helping them achieve their academic goals. She hopes her students leave her class with a love of learning, confidence in themselves, and excitement to come to school everyday.