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Ms. Laura Rader


Being part of the Norris Childer's staff since the school opened so many years ago has been an exciting adventure and it has been a pleasure to have taught so many wonderful students. Every year I look forward to meeting my students on that first day of school, working with their parents and creating a classroom environment that is fun and exciting for students to learn new things.  I hope this year will bring many good things to our school and I look forward to meeting all of you!!

*Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
*Masters in Education and mathematics as my area of concentration from THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
*AIG-Academically Intelligent and Gifted classes at UNCC  
*Studied Somatic Education abroad in Denmark.
*I have traveled to Iceland to learn the Icelandic culture and education system.
*I have traveled the entire USA to learn historical pieces of each state.

I am originally from Ohio where I grew up with the Cleveland Indians baseball and Cleveland Browns Football.  I moved to North Carolina in July of 2000 and started my teaching career here in our county and I have been here ever since.  I have enjoyed learning about North Carolina pottery and became a potter myself for a short time.  Keeping good health is very important and I have run many half-marathons from Alaska to South Carolina and also the 26.2 mile Marathon at Disneyland in Florida.  My dogs are a big part of my life and I love to show them, even winning the Best of Breed at the Westminster show in NYC.  

Books are one of my favorite things!!  I love to read new and exciting books because books can take you places you have never been before.  Below are some of my favorite books that we will be reading this year.  If you have a favorite book, please share it!!

  • The Angel Tree

    by Daphne Benedis-Grab Year Published:

    A heart-warming Christmas mystery full of friendship, discovery of wishes and loads of holiday cheer.

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  • A Single Shard

    by Linda Sue Park Year Published:

    The main character, Tree-ear longs to learn how to throw the delicate celadon cermaics himself.

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  • One Day in the Woods

    by Jean Craighead George Year Published:

    The main character discovers many things about plant and animal life when she spends a day in the Teatown Woods looking for the ovenbird.

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