Staff Bio

Laurel Cramer

Grade/Focus: 5/6 math

How long have you been at Cleveland Elementary? 11 years

What do you love most about teaching? I enjoy knowing everyday is a little different, some days we get to quietly practice a new skill.  Other days we can play a math game.  I also like chatting with my students and learning their interests. 

What is your favorite thing about Cleveland Elementary? I love that I’ve taught her long enough to see many student’s brothers, sisters and cousins.  Everyone in Cleveland feels like part of my family.

If you weren’t a teacher, what other profession would you enjoy? When I was little I wanted to be a dolphin trainer.  I love animals, so I’d like to work with them in some capacity (maybe at a zoo).

Do you have any pets? No, I had two dogs, but they passed away last year.  I hope to get a new pet dog this summer.

What is your most favorite place you have visited? Why? When I was 10 my uncle married a woman from Egypt and I went to their wedding.  It was so interesting to see all the ancient buildings and temples.  I even got to go inside the smallest of the 3 great pyramids!

If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be? I’d love to fly.  I think it would feel so cool to soar through the air.  Plus, it would be a big bonus to avoid traffic when driving.

How many laps did you run in the last Red Bird Hustle? How many do you think you will run in the next one? I think I ran 11??  Hopefully more next year!

Written Winter 2023

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