Dear Kindergarten Families,
I am very excited for this year and happy to be your child’s teacher!  Since I was born and raised in Shakopee, I was ecstatic when I was hired as a kindergarten teacher in Belle Plaine eleven years ago.  I can’t believe this is my 12th year!  I went to college at Winona State where I received a degree in Elementary Education with Pre-Primary.  In December of 2009 I received my masters in Curriculum and Instruction through St. Kate’s.  After that, I have taken 40 additional credits through St. Thomas.   I always love learning and implementing the new things I have learned!
         My family and friends are very important to me.  I have  a 9-year-old nephew and 7-year-old niece that live in Wisconsin. I try to see them as often as I can!  I love camping, biking, running, being on the lake and anything that can get me outdoors.  I am also a very big Gopher wrestling fan!   
I strongly believe in good communication between parents and teachers.  In order to do what is best for the children, communication is necessary.  If you ever have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email me.  I thank you for sharing your child with me this year!  I look forward to a wonderful year together!
-Janelle Laurent

Contact: Miss Laurent