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    Meet Mrs. Lawrence...

           
         
     
     
    Professional Background:

    Ola Elementary School
    2018-Present
    Gifted "S.C.R.E.A.M." Lab
    Grades 1-5
     
    Unity Grove Elementary
    Gifted Support Teacher/STEM Lab Facilitator
    2014-2018
    Gifted Education Support Teacher
    Grades: 1&2 ('17-'18),
    K,1, 2 (16-17), K-5 (14-16)
     
     
     
    Instructor/Co-author, Gifted  Endorsement Class
    Henry County Schools 
    2011-Present 
      
    2007-2014:
     
    Woodland Elementary
    S.A.G.E. Teacher
    &
     Gifted Education Collaborative Teacher, Grades K-5  
     
     
    2001-2007-
    2nd grade teacher-Pleasant Grove Elementary

    2006
    Awarded "Master Teacher" Designation
     
    1999-2001-
    3rd grade teacher, East Clayton Elementary

    1999-
    Gifted Ed. Endorsement
     
    1997-2001-
    Staff Development & InTech Instructor,
    Clayton County
     
     
    1996-2001-
    K/1, 1st, 2nd grade teacher, Pointe South Elementary
     
    1993-1996-
    Per diem and long-term substitute, East Rock Elementary, New Haven, CT
     
    1985-1987-
    Pre-K teacher; Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center, Rockeville Centre, NY
     
    1984-1985-
    First grade teacher, St. Mathias R.C. School, Queens, NY

     
    Education:
     
    Lincoln Memorial University
    Ed.S.-Curriculum and Instruction, 2010

     
    Walden University,
    M.S. in Elementary Reading and Literacy, 2003
     
    Mt. St. Mary College
    B.A.- English/Elementary Ed., 1983
     
    Newburgh Free Academy, 1979

     
    Family:
    Husband, Dennis; sons, Michael & Andrew 

    Dog: Nissa-The world's most AMAZING Australian Shepherd

    Cat: Really Rosie

    Where I've Lived...
    Born and lived in Brooklyn, NY. Bensonhurst, precisely.
    Lived in New Windsor, NY, Elmont, NY, Valley Stream, NY, West Haven, CT, New Haven, CT, and McDonough, GA, since 1996.

    A few of my favorite things....
    ~Teaching Gifted Education
    ~Reading (ALWAYS!)
    ~Swimming & diving
    ~Shelling
    ~Traveling-especially to the Caribbean!
    ~Spending time with my family and friends
    ~Cooking
    ~The beach-ANY beach!

    I've traveled to:
    More than half the states in the U.S.; Italy, Jamaica, Cancun, Xpu-Ha, Niagra Falls (U.S. & Canadian side); Yellowstone; Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Nassau, Bahamas, Roatan, Belize, Aruba, St. Maarten, St. Kits, Grand Turks, & Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. John, & Curacao.
    One of our favorite places is Sanibel-Captiva, and Pine Island, Florida. We are planning our retirement home in Bokeelia, FL.

    ~Music...all but country!
    ~Thunderstorms
    ~Snow