Degrees and Certifications:

MA Curriculum & Instruction University of Washington BA Elementary Education & Special Education Washington State University

Mrs. Laurie Hands

 1st Grade Families!
I am so thrilled to be your child's teacher!  We are going to have a BUSY and successful year in Room 3.  Although I have taught 2nd and 3rd grades, the majority of my teaching experience has been in 1st grade.  I have a passion for literacy, and value being able to develop a strong foundation in young students!  I feel like I already know many of my amazing 1st graders, since I saw the fabulous Kinders while on recess duty last year!  Many of us have already met!
A little about me:  I have been a parent at Eagle Elementary School for 5 years and a teacher here for 6 years.  My daughter Josie and son Jack are both alumni of EESA.  They now attend Idaho Fine Arts Academy.  My family and I love to hike, bike, play sports, watch sports and ski!  I love to run and attend yoga classes.  A healthy teacher is a HAPPY teacher!
I have 15 years of teaching experience in 1-3rd grades in the state of Washington (Seattle), Texas (Dallas), and Idaho.  I took a break from teaching when Jack and Josie were babies and worked for 4 years for Learning A-Z (ever heard of RAZ-Kids?) managing their professional development department and training teachers all over the USA.   I really missed the classroom and am SO HAPPY to be back!
We are going to have a fabulous year!  I look forward to partnering with you and watching your child succeed!
Laurie Hands