Degrees and Certifications:
Masters of Teaching, Early Childhood Endorsement, Gifted Teaching Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
Welcome to kindergarten!! My name is Laura Tapp. I am thrilled to be a part of your child's journey this year! I was born and raised in Michigan. I am a graduate of Michigan State University and Wayne State University. I hold a Masters Degree in Teaching and although it's hard for me to believe, I am beginning my 22nd year of teaching. While living in Michigan, I taught kindergarten through 3rd grade. We moved to Anthem in 2007 where I taught kindergarten and 2nd grade at Anthem School. I have spent my years at Gavilan Peak teaching Kindergarten,1st grade, 2nd grade, and a 1st/2nd grade multi-age class. I have an endorsement in Gifted Education, Early Childhood Education, and Structured English Immersion. I love being a Firebird and continue to be amazed at all of the support from our families.
Family is everything to me. I live at home with my husband and two sons, Brendan and Kyle. Brendan is a senior at The University of Arizona and Kyle is a sophomore at Arizona State University. We also have two labradoodles, Kona and Maui. Yes, we love Hawaii! My husband is a retired officer in the United States Coast Guard and now lives and works here in Arizona. I am so lucky to have my parents and siblings also living nearby. Anthem has been a wonderful place to raise our family and we spend most of our time outside of work with our family and friends.
I am truly committed to making this year a fun and memorable experience for each and every child in our classroom! We will experience a year of engaging activities and grow both academically and socially together. We will spend this year laying the foundation of learning for your child's future success in school and in life. Your child will learn and be engaged in a variety of experiences that align with the adopted Arizona College and Career Readiness Standards. I look forward to an amazing school year and seeing each child become successful and develop their own love of learning! Please come to me with any concerns or questions you may have throughout the year.
Thank you for your support and sharing your child with me. We're going to have an amazing year together!!
Mrs. (Laura) Tapp
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