Swangim, Laura - Kindergarten

I am so excited to work with you and your child! I am sure this year is going to be a year full of fun, learning,  and lots of adventure! I can't wait to see what this year has in store for us!
I am married to my wonderful husband, Jeff. We have made Fletcher our home and have two beautiful children. Sally is 13 and attends Valley Springs. She is in the sixth grade. She plays softball and enjoys running. Zeb is 10 and is starting his 5th grade year at Koontz! He loves all sports and will typically be found outside!  My children take up most of my time, but some hobbies I enjoy are cooking, scrap booking, and walking.
I grew up in Rockingham, NC but have made the Asheville area my home for the last 19 years. I graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  I earned my National Board Certification in 2003 and renewed my certification in 2013. I have been Glen Arden's Teacher of the Year, which is one of my greatest honors. I have worked with the most amazing educators and leaders and they have made me the teacher I am today. For each of them, I am forever grateful. 
I have taught Kindergarten, First, Second and Third grades. I am excited to be back in Kindergarten! It is my mission to instill a love for learning and being an active member of our classroom. Your child will teach me as much as I will teach them, and I am so looking forward to it! Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns, communication is a must! I look forward to a successful year!!

A few of my favorites:

Color - blue
Season - Fall
Food - Mexican
Drink - Starbuck's Salted Caramal mocha 
Song- The Sun will Come out Tomorrow (from the movie "Annie")
Book - I love children's books!!!
Sports - Football