Laura Hendrikson

    1st grade

    Educational Background:

    U. of Hawaii at Hilo: BA in Psychology; Metro State U. of Denver: Post-Baccalaureate - Elem Ed; CU Boulder & CU Denver: MA in Curriculum and Instruction (in progress).


    I student taught at Lafayette Elementary in a second-grade classroom in 2007.  I then moved to London, England for two years where I taught kindergarten and second grade.  My husband and I moved back to Colorado in 2009 and I was delighted to return to Lafayette Elementary.  I feel so lucky to be starting my 10th year at this wonderful school!

    What do you enjoy about your job?

    The best part of my job is hearing children's laughter every day.  It is hard to be down when you are surrounded by such enthusiasm and excitement!  I also treasure the relationships I build with my students and their families.

    Hobbies and Personal Interests:

    I love spending time with my husband, our two sons (6 ½ and 3 ½) and our dog.  I enjoy traveling the world, reading, hiking, yoga and a good cup of coffee.

    "Children learn what they care about, from people they care about and who, they know, care about them."

    ~ Barbara Harrell Carson