My name is Laurel Copeland and I teach Early Childhood Special Education at South Prairie Elementary. I have been teaching and working with children for the past 10 years and I am so excited to be teaching in my hometown! As a life-long resident of Sycamore, and a Sycamore graduate, I am thrilled to be giving back to the community that gave so much to me.
I received my BS in Child Development from Northern Illinois University in 2006. I then continued my academic career at Northern to receive my MS in Early Childhood Education with Special Education Approval. In 2012 I completed my ESL Endorsement, also through NIU. My passion is teaching young children and I am continually looking for opportunities to further my knowledge in this field.
In my personal life, I love spending time with my husband Jake, our daughter Rory, and our dog Baxter! I enjoy working on our home, spending time with family and friends, and reading. Book recommendations are always welcome!
- A backpack that fits a standard size folder
- An extra set of clothes to keep at school- pants, shirt, socks, underwear
- Diapers/pull ups/wipes if the student is not toilet trained
Wish List Items:
- Cleaning wipes- Lysol, Clorox, etc.
- Dixie Cups
- Play- Doh
- Shaving cream
- Corn starch
- Food coloring
- Paper towels
Snack Donation List:
- Fruit/cereal bars
- String Cheese
- Fresh fruit/veggies
- Graham crackers