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Laura Dowdy

I am originally from the Shoals. I moved to the Huntsville area where I live with my family after residing in Southern California for more than a decade. I am happy to be home in North Alabama and excited about teaching my kindergarten students at Ridgecrest this year!
Master of Science in Education, Concentration: Elementary Curriculum and Instruction, Emphasis: Early Childhood Education (California State University, Fullerton)
Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate (University of San Diego)
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (University of North Alabama)
Bachelor of Science in English, Minor in History (University of North Alabama)
Alabama: Class B, Early Childhood Education, Grades P-3, Highly Qualified Teacher
Alabama: Class B, Elementary Education, Grades K-6, Highly Qualified Teacher
California: Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Certificate, General Subjects
California: Clear Cross Cultural Language and Academic Development Certificate
I have primarily taught grades K-3 throughout my career, though I do have experience in upper grades as well. I taught kindergarten, first grade, and second grade for many years in Orange County, California. In Alabama, I was a teacher in Madison City and Florence City before relocating to Huntsville. This is my third year as a kindergarten teacher at Ridgecrest Elementary.