E2 and You: Cultivating Wonder. Creating Legacy.

Hi all,

It has been a great start to the school year and we are thrilled with the progress of Laurel Mountain Elementary's bold step forward as "A School of Enrichment and the Environment," (aka - "E2").

E2 and You:  Talk and Walk

Thanks to so many of you who have joined me on an E2 and You "talk and walk" session to tour our new spaces and learn more about how we seamlessly connect "the Environment" with our success using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (over 100 people!).  If you've not signed up for an E2 and You session, there is still time -- I'll host one more sessions this week:
Friday 9/22/2017 - 8 a.m. Please RSVP here to help us plan appropriately.

Excellence Fund:  Investing in Your Child's Future

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model is funded by parent donations and corporate matching through the LME Excellence Fund. Our fundraising goal is $70,000 per year and we were fortunate to have over 80% of our families financially s…



For the past six years I have been a classroom teacher and outdoor learning specialist at Laurel Mountain Elementary school, and recently began a new adventure as the Enrichment and Environmental Learning Coordinator for the campus.  It will be an exciting time, and I look forward to supporting the great work done by the exceptional teachers on our campus as we expand our learning model in a broader fashion to include some of the new learning spaces on our campus that include a teaching kitchen, pollinator garden, nature playground, and outdoor learning studio.  I'll post more as things unfold, but I wanted to get the blog up and running, as it is the place where I reflect and report on what we are doing.


Mr. Hance