I am Laura Brewer the First Grade Teacher here at St. Maria Goretti School. I’ve been teaching at S.M.G. since 1976. Before accepting the First Grade position here, I worked in Elmhurst and River Grove public schools in the primary grades. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University and I continue to attend workshops that keep me updated with new teaching strategies. I wish to instill in my students a love for learning by creating a classroom that encourages each one to discover all that life has to offer them. We will share our talents and feelings, and we will try to be the best that we can be. We will work together to develop our “study skills” to help as we grow and move on. I believe in creating a environment where each student will feel safe and secure.
When I’m not in school, I enjoy cheering on the Chicago Bears, curling up with a good book, working a jigsaw puzzle, scrap booking or playing with our dog Gizmo. My favorite is time spent with family and friends; it could be cheering for my nieces at their sporting events, hosting our family game night, or just hanging out — that is just about as good as it gets!