Ms. Laura Yahnke

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Phone: 480-472-8522, Option 2



Welcome to Rm. 22 - home of the primary S.L.D./Resource classroom!  I work with students in kindergarten, first, second, and third grade.  This is my 2nd year at Barbara Bush Elementary, and I am excited to be here!  I have been teaching for 12+ years.  While most of my teaching the last few years, has been working with students with specific learning disabilities, I have a wide range of experience.  This includes cross-categorical, autism, and SLDX (severe learning disabilities & self-contained).

I graduated from Arizona State University, with a Bachelor's Degree in Special Education.  Go Sun Devils!!  I have endorsements in Mental Retardation and Learning Disabilities, and carry my full SEI endorsement as well.  As a special educator, I am participating in continuous professional development, and researching/looking for new and exciting strategies to incorporate with my students.  

Outside of work/school, I am a mother of 8 year old twins, Desirae and Joshua.  I am very happy to have them at Bush with me this year.  We also have two dogs, a Shihtzu and a Shepherd Mix.  

I look forward to a great year!