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Laura Shade

First Grade Teacer

Laura Shade Bio

My name is Laura Shade, and I am a first grade teacher at Reuben Johnson Elementary. I was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. My family soon moved to Prestonsburg, Kentucky, and later on to Princeton, West Virginia. We finally came back to my birthplace when I was in the 8th grade. I graduated from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a degree in Elementary Education. I began my career in education as a fourth grade teacher at a Knox County school for one year. After getting married and moving to Columbia, South Carolina, I got a job as a third grade teacher which I enjoyed for six years. Then I moved to McKinney and began teaching at RJE in January, the first year the school opened. I taught fourth grade for the remainder of the year.  I have had ten years experience as a second grade teacher, and I am starting my eleventh year as a first grade teacher.  I love being here at RJE and would not want to be anywhere else!