Fit Desks at Medary Elementary School
Ms. Lara Langelett

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Ms. Lara Langelett

 School: Medary Elementary

Class: 3rd Grade, Room 334

School Phone: 605-696-4351

Welcome to Medary Elementary School! I am excited to be your child's new teacher. Working on your student's strengths, my goal is to instill a love of learning. With a nurturing environment, your child will feel successful and proud to be part of Medary Elementary School.

In 2001, I received my dual undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I have worked in numerous teaching settings in Lincoln, NE, La Crosse, WI, and Brooking, SD. In 2016, I received my Master's Degree in School Counseling from South Dakota State University. Also, I have middle school level endorsements in Reading/Language Arts and Mathematics. I have had training in Multiple Intelligence Theory, Boys Town Social/Behavioral Model, and Michael Gurian's Theory of boys and girls learning styles. I have presented at conferences on the following topics: Grief and Loss with Children, Data Collection, Test Anxiety, and Success for Children with ADHD. In 2016-17 school year, I was the Medary Librarian, and taught 19 classes library and reading skills. In 2017-18, I taught Kindergarten, and from 2018-present, I am a 3rd grade teacher.

My educational philosophy: Action Based Learning is a brain-based learning theory which couples movement and learning.  Kinesthetic learning strategies, which include physical movement, help students focus, retain, and apply academic and social skills. Using FitDesks in my classroom has provided evidence for the effectiveness of this method of learning. Also, students and teachers have been found to be happier when using these desks. Your student will have plenty of opportunities to bike and learn throughout the school year. In addition to other fun active learning opportunities.

My husband is a Professor of Economics at South Dakota State University. We have two children: Ian and Ariana. We are also proud parents of two cats (Best of Love and Cookie) and 10 fish!