• Welcome to Mrs. Holbrook's

    Third Grade Classroom!

                                            Welcome Back To School  
    Laura Holbrook
    Email: lholbrook@iss.k12.nc.us


    My Classroom Mission

    Mrs. Holbrook's Super Terrific class will follow expectations, participate in class, work together and TRY OUR BEST so we will be ready for third grade.
    About Me

    My name is Laura Holbrook. I have been teaching for 26 years with 25 of them here at Celeste Henkel, the best school in the county!!! I graduated from Gardner-Webb University with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Since being at Celeste Henkel, I have taught kindergarten, first, second and third grades.   I have also taught Title I Reading.  My husband Mack Holbrook also works here at Celeste Henkel.  He works with 4th and 5th grade as a teacher assistant and is also a fabulous bus driver.   We have one son, Samuel.  He is 18 years old and is attending UNC Chapel Hill this fall.  Go TARHEELS!!!
    I have lived in Statesville all my life.  I attended Monticello Elementary School, West Middle School and West High.  I have lived in the Celeste Henkel Community for 32 years and have enjoyed bumping into Celeste Henkel students and parents almost everywhere I go.  It's wonderful to see former students "grown up" out in the community and to hear what they are doing in their lives and about "their" children. Yes, my students' children are beginning to attend Celeste Henkel now!!!  
    My family is active in our church, Temple Baptist, where my husband and I  
    work with the youth group.  My son is active in the choir and special music ministry as well.  In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, read, and I'm trying to learn how to quilt!  
    At school, I help coordinate the Odyssey of the Mind club.  We have taken teams to competition for the last four years and have brought home trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place!  Odyssey is a club for students that can think outside of the box to solve a problem with teamwork and lots of creativity!  
    I believe that every child can be successful!  I will do my best to work with each student and their parents to assure that each one of my students grow, not only academically, but as a person, respectful of others and striving to do their best.