Name: Laura Arrington
Grade/Subject at what school: Seventh- and eighth-grade resource, Westfield Middle School
Number of years teaching: Five
Background/Schooling (college & high school): Guilford High School, Rockford, Ill.; B.A. Speech and Mass Communication, Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill.; Transition to Teaching Degree in Special Education, Butler University; and M.E. Teaching Leadership, Butler University.
Why did you become a teacher? I was working as an instructional assistant and discovered I loved working with smaller groups of students in their particular area of weakness.
What goals do you have for your students? To have a positive attitude and work to the best of their ability.
What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? Be a partner with the school, offer to help your student study, and ask to see their homework.
What is your favorite movie? “That Thing That You Do”
Who is your favorite musician? Steven Curtis Chapman
What’s something your students might not know about you? I love to downhill ski.