Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Shepherd University Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University
Mrs. Laura LaPole
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. --Nelson Mandela
Welcome to 5th grade in Room 518! Welcome to a new school year where you can learn new things, build on concepts you already know, and set goals for yourself that will make you shine. Welcome to a class where you can make new friends and/or continue building on existing friendships. Welcome to a class where you will be expected to apply yourself and always try your best.
I graduated from Shepherd University with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from West Virginia University. This will be my twelfth year of teaching and my fourth year teaching 5th grade at Mountain Ridge Intermediate.
My family is my greatest joy! My husband, Jeff, and I are busy raising our three children. Madison is starting her Junior year at West Virignia Wesleyan College where she is majoring in political science and history, and she plays soccer for the Lady Bobcats. She had the opportunity to study in Japan this summer where she fell in love with the beautiful city of Tokyo and the Japanese culture. Carley is a Senior at Musselman High School where she is president of YLA, a member of Student Council, a member of the Jazz Band, and swims on the swim team. She is excited about completing her high school career and planning for college next year. Ben is a Freshman at Musselman High School where he will also be a member of the Jazz Band and plans to join the swim team. He loves to play lacrosse! We enjoy kayaking, hiking, eating dinner together, and making late night runs to Krumpes for donuts!
I look forward to getting to know you this school year. We have a lot to learn and accomplish, and we'll get there by working together!
Berkeley County Schools will be using Schoology for its grading and communication system. Please visit www.schoology.com to register. Schoology will be our main source for communicating this year.
Mountain Ridge Intermediate will be using Class Dojo for our classroom/schoolwide behavior/reward system. Please register at https://www.classdojo.com to join our school and class. You will be given an invitation code to join.