Teacher of the Week

After teaching English in France and on Reunion Island, which is just east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, Laura Furrer decided to come home.

For the last three years, Furrer has taught French and supporting native French speakers at Jefferson Middle School, setting up shop in the classroom where she remembers taking health class 20 years ago.

“Laura is constantly learning and seeking out best practices to support her students and their literacy skills — both in their native language and English,” co-worker Kellyn Sirach said. “She is always advocating for her students to ensure they receive what they need in order to succeed. Laura is a wealth of information, and I always learn something new from her.”

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