Mrs. Lauran Gerbens
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Welcome to 6th grade
Hello and welcome to 6th grade! I have worked around Edison Elementary for many years, so I may look familiar. I love when students look at me and say, "Didn't you used to work in a younger grade?" or "Do you remember my brother?" Yes, I have worked at Edison in different jobs for about the last 24 years.
I started my Edison career as a volunteer in Mrs. Park's classroom running photocopies for her students. My son convinced me that I should work at the school as "one of those ladies with boxes." He wasn't sure what they did, but he thought they looked really cool carrying around those boxes, so I called the school office to ask about the job. I was hired as a Title I Aide to work with fourth grade students on improving their reading skills. I bought a book box and became one of the cool ladies! Years later, I worked as the Aide in Edison's computer lab teaching students how to animate their PowerPoint presentations or build name bugs. It was there in the lab where I decided to go back to school so I could become a full-time teacher. I had a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado Women's College where I studied chemistry, and had worked as an engineer in the semiconductor industry. I went back to school to earn a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix, and eagerly moved into MY classroom in August 2005!
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