Laura Hollander

Laura HWhat is your favorite childhood book?

My favorite childhood book is Where the Wild Things Are.

What is your secret talent?

My secret talent is playing ping pong. I used to play all the time as a child, and I still love to play when I have the chance to!

Who was your favorite teacher in Elementary School and Why?

My favorite teacher in Elementary School was my 4th grade teacher Mrs. Hachenburger. I remember the relationship she established with not only me, but all of the students in our class. The positive and welcoming classroom environment she provided helped me gain the confidence I needed to reach my full potential. She is one of the many reasons why I decided to be a teacher!

What is your favorite thing about teaching?

My favorite thing about teaching is being able to make a difference in a child’s life. Witnessing a child grow throughout the year is one of the best feelings in the world!

What is your favorite subject to teach and why?

After my first year of teaching, I have realized that my favorite subject to teach is reading. It is an amazing experience to be able to witness the confidence one gains when they are able to read their first word, their first sentence and their first book!

What is your favorite part of being a part of the Willow family?

My favorite part of the Willow family is the amazing amount of support I feel each and every day from all staff, my team and the community of our school.