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Teacher Tuesday: Laura Waggoner '88

Laura Waggoner '88, Kindergarten Teacher

How long have you been at ESD?

"5 years"

What's your favorite class or project?

"I love anything literacy based."

What's your favorite spot on campus?


What's your favorite candy or sweet treat?

"Homemade chocolate chip cookies"

Did you always know you wanted to be a teacher?

"Yes. In undergrad, I was an English major because Greg Randall told me to get a degree in what I wanted to teach, and I thought I wanted to teach high school English. I spent 10 minutes in a Kinder classroom, and I said, 'Nope, these are my people.'"

Fun Fact.

"I am married to my high school sweetheart (also an ESD alum)."


"My job and my family are hobbies!"

What do you love about ESD?

"Everything! the community it builds and the bonds that it nourishes. They are lifelong!"

What's 1 tip you would give to students?

"Follow your JOY!"