Lara Linnen

"Instruction does much but encouragement
does everything."'
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe​

Mrs. Lara Linnen

3rd grade teacher
Spectrum Elementary
480-917-0117 ext. 129

Welcome to 3rd grade!

My philosophy for learning is that each child is unique, and learns in a different way. One of my jobs as a teacher is to help your child discover his or her individuality and work alongside them to maximize it. I believe in hands-on experiences, learning creatively and promoting self-esteem.  Working together, we can assure that your child feels loved, welcomed, and succeeds at school.  I feel that communication between parents and teachers is vital so please feel to contact me at any time.  I look forward to working with you this year!

A Little Bit About Myself...

I was born and spent most of my early childhood on a dairy farm in upstate New York.  The latter part of my childhood was spent in North Phoenix where I attended high school before attending Arizona State University, receiving my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I also hold a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Saint Xavier University in Chicago.  This will be my 10th year teaching with Gilbert Public School.  Prior to joining GPS, I taught at a private school in Chandler.

I am not only a teacher; I am also a mother of two daughters, ages 16 and 14. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and we live in Gilbert.  When I am not teaching, I enjoy crafting, reading, traveling, and I am a HUGE college football fan!  GO DEVILS!    


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