About Mrs. Polzin
Welcome! My name is Laura Polzin, and I teach seventh and eighth grade social studies. This is my fifteenth year of teaching. Previously, I taught in Salem, Massachusetts and in Washington, D.C. I am originally from Newington, Connecticut. I received my Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York and my Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College, in Boston. I've taught a variety of subjects including social studies, language arts, high school art, and high school technology.
I have very high expectations for all of my students. I look forward to guiding them in academic growth, gaining cooperation skills, and building self-confidence. In social studies in the 7th and 8th grades, we operate using a philosophy approach in the classroom. This is based upon the idea that education is a partnership with roles for students, teachers, and parents or guardians. In general, if students try their best and are respectful to themselves, others, and their surroundings, they will meet success.
I am looking forward to this school year. If you have any special questions or concerns, please donít hesitate to contact me. I can be reached here at the school at the following number: 679-5632, extension 126. My email address is:† firstname.lastname@example.org
L. Polzin, 2012 - 2013