Phone: (469) 752-1838


Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. University of Massachusetts M.Ed. Jersey City State University Certifications: EC-4, ESL Supplemental, Gifted and Talented

Mrs. Elizabeth Laser-Karesh



My name is Elizabeth Laser-Karesh (the students call me Mrs. Karesh), and I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning in fourth grade this year!  My philosophy is to have fun learning, but to teach in a way that the students retain what they learn.  I am all about using songs, jingles, and mnemonic devices in the classroom! Hightower is my home away from home, and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to work here with the fantastic Hightower students.


Outside of school my hobbies are hiking, reading, gardening - any outdoor activity I'm able to do here with my Texas family and friends.  My extended family is back in New York, and I do travel to see them whenever I can.


"Don't just follow your dreams, chase them!"



  • 4th Grade  Daily Schedule 

    7:40 - 8:00     Circle Time

    8:00-8:40       Social Studies

    8:40 - 9:30     Specials *

    9:30 - 11:00   Reading/Writing

    11:00 - 12:00 Science

    12:00 - 12:30 Math

    12:30 - 1:00  Recess

    1:00 - 1:30    Lunch

    1:30 - 2:30    Math

    2:30 - 2:45    Homeroom Wrap Up


    * Karesh Specials:  Monday PE, Tuesday Art, Wednesday PE, Thursday Music, Friday PE and Library Thursday.