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Mrs. Debra McLaughlin
Welcome to the Third Grade. I am so excited to work with you this year. I have been teaching for a very long time. I was at Falmouth when you were in Kindergarten. At Falmouth I have taught 3rd Grade, and 5th Grade. I had the opportunity to teach a group of students 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade. These students are my forever kids and I still check in on them often. Right now school is very different. What will remain the same will be the effort that I will put in to get to know you and your family. We are all going to learn to use technology, me included. We will make mistakes, we will be successful, we will struggle, and we will figure things out together.
I was born in New York. I moved to Virginia and started teaching after college. I am married and we have two children. We also have a new puppy, her name is "Petey" and you will love her. She will growl at the camera, probably bite me when we are working virtually, and my guess is that she will make us all laugh.
I live in Spotsylvania during the week, and have a house two hours south in Mathews, Virginia. I go to Mathews on the weekend and swim, go out on our friends Pontoon, fish, and work on our house. My husband, Petey, and I will retire in Mathews one day. I will share picturew with you when we have time.
You will find that I am patient and kind. I am here to help you be successful. I will focus on your success. I will push you hard, and I will talk to your parents so that they help me find ways to help you do well. I look forward to getting to know you better.