My name is Laura Longthorne. I teach Kindergarten at Fort Miami elementary in the Maumee City School district. I am a second year teacher and I absolutely love teaching kindergarten! I work with an awesome staff and I look forward to each day. I graduated from Miami University in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. *Love & Honor*, go Redhawks! I followed in the footsteps of my mother, father, brother and sister-in-law, who also attended Miami University. I have a golden retriever named Bowen who is like my child....my baby BO BO. I love animals almost as much as I love being a teacher. I am pursuing a Masters degree in Reading (MED) from Lourdes University, and am learning so many great reading strategies.