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Dawson, Laurie » Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Hello! My name is Laurie Dawson and I’m thrilled to be your child’s 3rd grade teacher for the 2018-2019 school year!

This is my 3rd year at KLA and I am thrilled to be back! Before teaching at KLA, I lived in Washington, DC where I spent 4 years teaching 4th grade.  Prior to teaching, I attended James Madison University and obtained a Bachelors of Science degree and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Go Dukes!

Over the summer, I took many trips out of California. My husband and I enjoyed hiking in Portland, Oregon and sightseeing in Seattle, Washington. After that, I went to Las Vegas to meet some friends and relax at the pool! Lastly, I was lucky enough to enjoy 2 weeks in New York City, visiting my sister, brother in law,  and 2 nieces.

This year, I hope to encourage and inspire your child to be a leader, a respectful classmate, and a responsible community member. I will work hard to improve your child’s reading, writing, and math skills and I believe that all children are capable of success! I am excited to see students working hard, giving their best effort, and having fun at school!

Please email me with any questions or concerns at I look forward to a great year!

Mrs. Dawson