Phone: 469-752-1931

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Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees Bachelor of Science, Applied Learning and Development Master of Education, Gifted and Talented and ESL Instruction Certifications Generalist, Early Childhood-8th grade Gifted and Talented English as a Supplemental Language

Laura Dizien, Gifted Specialist/PACE Teacher

College(s): The University of Texas at Austin and Southern Methodist University

Teaching History: This is my 12th year teaching and my 7th year as a Gifted Specialist and PACE teacher.

Family: I have a husband, Brandon, and a sweet baby boy!

Interests/Hobbies Outside of School: I enjoy running, reading, Pure Barre, and spending time with my family!

Why did you want to start the IB PYP at Huffman? The PYP IB program at Huffman aligns with my personal philosophy as an educator. I am so excited to expand student understanding through essential themes rather than isolated skills, and to encourage students to develop ideas that will benefit the greater good of society. Furthermore, I believe students are most successful when high expectations are set within a nurturing environment, and I know Huffman has created this space for student growth and development.