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Secondary Teacher

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About Me

Educational History:

Ouachita Parish High School, 1998

Louisiana College 1998-2000

Louisiana Tech University, 2003

University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2009 & 2014

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor’s & Master’s Degrees

Master’s +30 (21 Spanish Graduate Hours)

Certifications: Pk-3, 1-5, ELA 6-12, Spanish K-12, Spanish DE 

Current Position:

Started at SHS 2014

Currently teaching: Spanish 2, Sp DE, and Speech

Previous Position:

Teaching since 2004

Previous Positions: River Oaks (4-5th grade ELA), PVA-Bastrop (8-12th English, Spanish 1-2), Madison James Foster (1st grade), Neville High School (9-12th Spanish 2, DE) 

Led student trip to Spain w/Neville (2011)

Sponsor of the National Hispanic Honor Society

Sponsor of the Multicultural Society

ACT Coordinator (SHS)




Family Information:

I am married to Damon McLeland- my very understanding and supportive husband of 16 years who graduated from SHS.  My husband is very tech savvy.  He is always buying me a new gadget that makes my life easier.  He is also our designated summer trip planner and driver.  (He has driven us thousands of miles to give the kids and me some of the most memorable experiences.  I will always treasure him for that.)  We have two kids: my son, Jacob-who is a hardworking freshman at ULM studying Education and my daughter, Brynn-who is a freshman here at SHS who enjoys her GT classes while also being on the dance team.  We have 3 dogs-Max, Murphy, and Isobel who make us laugh and who greet us at the door everyday with sloppy kisses.  

Laura and Damon McLeland

Personal Information:

When I’m not grading papers, I enjoy watching movies and t.v. shows with my family.  Some of my favorite shows are Brooklyn Nine Nine, the Flash, Final Space, and Downton Abbey.  I’m also binge watching the Spanish Telenovela-Velvet, which takes place in Madrid during the 50’s-60’s. (If you want to freshen up on your Spanish listening skills, I highly recommend it. Super cute!)  I love reading graphic novels and books.  Any graphic novel by Doug TenNapel is a must-read!  I also love traveling every summer with my family.  So far, we have been to 40 states.  Last summer we went to Mount Rushmore and to the Badlands.  The Badlands are breathtaking at sunset!  Things that I do or need to do but don’t really enjoy: cleaning my house, grocery shopping and exercising.  One of my New Year’s resolutions is to exercise.

Badlands, South Dakota


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