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Mrs. Larissa Filipsen

Resource Teacher
Eleven years at Holy Trinity Catholic School

 

Education:  Bachelors of Science in Psychology with an English major and a social studies minor                        from Pittsburg State University

                   Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Missouri, Kansas City
 

Work Experience:  I had the pleasure of teaching middle school for 18 years. During those years, I taught every subject expect math.  I also taught fifth grade for 2 years early in my career.  Five years ago I had the chance to move to the resource room where I have the opportunity to teach K-8th students.  I focus primarily on reading and math, but can (and often do) work with any student on any subject.

 
 

Teaching Philosophy:  I believe that the most important aspect of teaching is teaching students to want to learn.  A student’s desire to learn is paramount to their ability to mastering new concepts and skills.  All students can learn; it’s my job to help them figure out how they learn best.  I work to convince them they can learn perhaps just differently than their peers.  I differentiate my instruction to meet the needs of all the students. Learning is a life-long skill, and I want to encourage that passion in all of our students.

 

Passions and Interests:  I love to read, especially mysteries and nonfiction.  My four children and husband keep me busy!  I spend time baking, and I also play the viola and piano.

  

Favorite Scripture: 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”

 

Email:  lfilipsen@htslenexa.org