Berney’s Laura Grant-Herriot - January Staff Spotlight employee
Job Title: 4th Grade Teacher
Years in District: This is her14th year working for Walla Walla Public Schools. She taught one year in Southern California and 3 years in the Prescott School District.
Birth place: Walla Walla
High School & College: Wa-Hi - Class of 1980, Undergraduate degree - Eastern Washington University, Masters Degree - Northwest Nazarene
Favorite food: Unfortunately, anything high in carbohydrates!
Favorite movie: Disney’s Pocahontas - “I love strong girl characters who stand up for what they believe in.”
Favorite band (or music): Songs from Broadway musicals
Favorite book: I love catching up on new young adult literature! My current favorite is “The City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau.
What do you love most about your job: “I love the enthusiasm of kids this age! It seems to dawn on them that there is a whole world outside of their own. I love the clear expectations at this grade level, working with colleagues who have a positive attitude, and the professional challenge in getting kids to meet the standards while making it exciting and meaningful.”
Hobbies: Scrapbooking family photos
Most memorable life experience: Other than the birth of my 3 beautiful daughters Samantha 13, Hope 11 and Maggie 8, probably the time my girls and I spent in the WWCC Summer Musical, “Annie” a couple of years ago.
Tell us something about yourself that nobody else would know: I was an AFS exchange student and spent my senior year in Australia.