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Mrs. Laurel Kasper

Kindergarten is Awesome! I'm so excited to be teaching your child and to welcome you to Hellgate Building 2.  This is my sixth year teaching kindergarten and my fourth year teaching at Hellgate Elementary.

I grew up in Connecticut and went to Maine College of Art before moving to Santa Fe, NM.  Upon completion of my K-8 Elementary Education degree at New Mexico Highlands University my husband, Scott and I decided to move to Missoula to be closer to his family.  Recently, I completed my master's degree in English Language Learners at Western Governors University.  I am a mom to 2 children, Bella (21) and River (16), a yellow lab/shar pei mix named Clementine, a 110 pound black lab/pitbull mix named Moose and 8 noisy chickens, all of whom I like to tell silly stories about.  I love to travel (my favorite trip was Bali, Indonesia) and to spend my time hiking, boating, skiing and fishing in our beautiful state.