Mrs. Lara


Mrs. Lara

Mrs. Lara
larah@avoca37.org   
Available from 8:00am-3:00pm via email
2:00-3:00pm via phone 
847-724-6800

Welcome to my site! Parents will be notified of updates in my weekly email update. If you would like to be added to the list serve, please email me directly. I encourage all parents to follow your child's learning journey on Seesaw. 

About Me:
I have been teaching at Avoca West for 12 years. I received my Bachelor's of Elementary Education from Illinois State University. I also have two Master's degrees. One is Reading Specialist and the second is Teaching, Learning, and Assessment from National Louis University. My husband, Reggie and I live in Chicago with our 2 daughters, Maeve and Gracie. We love traveling, visiting the zoo, and watching sports. The person who inspired me to become a teacher was my own second grade teacher, Mr. G!

My Teaching Philosophy:
I believe in creating a learning environment where all children work together as a community of learners. Students need to feel safe, respected, and motivated in order to grow as life long learners. It is important for students to learn how to collaborate, listen, lead, and take risks both in and out of the classroom.