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I'm Mrs. Laviola and I am a third grade teacher at Ridgecrest Elementary. I grew up in Shoreline and attended Shoreline Schools (Echo Lake, Einstein, and Shorewood - Go T-Birds!). I attended college at Western Washington University and obtained my teaching certificate there while also studying Psychology of Human Development. After graduating, I taught first grade for a short time in Ferndale at Mountain View Elementary and then was hired at Ridgecrest as a first grade teacher. After one year of teaching first grade, I moved up to third grade and have taught third grade (as well as a 3/4 split) for 7 years.
Family is so important to me! I am so lucky to have two amazing daughters, Peyton (3 years old) and Riley (5 months old). I have been married to my fabulous husband, Isaac, for 5 years. We live in Edmonds in a house we bought just over 3 years ago. We are dog lovers, and love our sweet chocolate lab Bella.
Aside from being a teacher, parent, and wife, I enjoy a lot of hobbies. I'm an outdoorsy girl, enjoying things like running, hiking, boating, and camping. Exercise is very important to me. I enjoy working out at Orange Theory Fitness. Basketball has always been a big part of my life as well as sports in general. My favorite sports teams to watch are the Seahawks and UW - basketball, volleyball, and football. Occasionally, I humor my husband and go to an Everett Silvertips hockey game. When I get time to myself, I really enjoy reading, listening to music, baking, and watching movies/shows.
The other third grade teachers (Mrs. Gravett, Ms. Carlson, and Mrs. Jensen) and I love working together and are so lucky to have your kids this year!