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Mrs. Laura Belcher

Teaching Experience: 24 years

Position: 4th grade Teacher

This year marks my 25th year teaching in Rock Hill School District. I began teaching at Belleview Elementary. I taught 5th grade for nine years at the “Belle.” Then I transferred to Oakdale Elementary, where I taught 5th grade for another four years before moving to 4th grade. I have taught 4th grade ever since. I love teaching upper elementary students because they have amazing personalities and senses of humor. They challenge me daily with their inquisitive minds, and I love seeing how much they grow and change during the year.

I am from Spartanburg, SC. I came to Rock Hill to attend Winthrop University where I earned a B.A. in Speech and a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. Later I completed my M.Ed. in Middle Level Education. I met my husband, Lee, at the Rock Hill YMCA. We have two children, Chloe, who just graduated from SPHS, and Caden, who will start RHHS this year.

My favorite things to do in my free time are spending time with my family, reading, going for walks around my neighborhood, working in my yard- I love flowers, and doing projects around my house. I enjoy decorating, and I love to repurpose items. You’ll often find me with a paintbrush or can of spray paint in my hand on the weekends.

Final random facts: Chocolate and Coke Zero are two of my favorite indulgences. I like to sing, and I wanted to be an actress at one point in my life. I feel like teaching is acting, especially when I’m doing a read aloud, and I have my own “red carpet” in my classroom. I cannot imagine doing anything better than teaching, and I look forward to many more years in the classroom.