Laura Schmidt


Hi! My name is Laura Schmidt and this is my 18th year teaching First Grade. I graduated from the University of Kansas in 1980 with a Bachelor's Degree in Performance: Voice,  but soon discovered that being a church soloist and the occasional wedding and funeral did not pay the bills! I then spent several years working in hospital Medical Records and for a Nephrology and Hypertension Group of doctors in Wichita, Kansas. I loved medicine but finally decided to do what I should have done the first time: become a teacher. I got my Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Montevallo and have been in first grade ever since. I have three grown children, 1 brand new grandson, 2 dachshunds, and 2 cats. My husband passed away several years ago. I love first grade because it is a year of such tremendous growth! The children never cease to amaze me, and I love teaching them to read most of all.  

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