My name is Laurie Spooner-Abraham. I have been at Tulsa St. Elementary School since 1998 however, I left for about seven years to take a Coordinator position at another school. I grew up in Connecticut and received my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut. My first teaching job was in the state of Hawaii, and I came to California in 1989. I have been teaching for over thirty years. My background is in the area of Special Education. I have taught high school, middle school and elementary school in special education. I spent several years in the area of Drop Out Prevention at Tulsa St. Elementary School. I have four children and have been married for thirteen years. My two “babies” are my boxer dogs and I recently I became a grandparent for the first time. I am thrilled to be a teacher and I love that I am teaching third grade for the second year at Tulsa St. Elementary School.