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Laurie Espe

Welcome to first grade in Room 115. I have been teaching first grade at Ridgeview since 2010, and I am looking forward to another exciting year. My goal is to help your child grow as a learner, love learning, make friends, be a good friend, and have a fun experience in first grade.

l completed my undergraduate work at Penn State, earning a B.S. degree in engineering. Shortly after that, I received certification in early childhood education at Anne Arundel College in Maryland. In December 2008, I received my elementary license through Crown College in Minnesota. Finally, I received a ​Master’s degree in Differentiated Instruction at Concordia, St. Paul, in June 2018. I am passionate about learning, teaching, and continuing to improve as a teacher. I love learning and hope to instill a love of learning in your child.

My husband Dave and I live in Eden Prairie. We have five children.  My youngest, Michael, recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin and is living and working in Madison. My other children live in the metro area so we see them often. In my free time, I love to read, watch movies, visit with friends, and spend time with my family.

I look forward to getting to know you and your first grader. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have. I believe communication strengthens teacher and family relations, which in turn, helps your child have a successful, positive, and rewarding school year. Let the learning begin!

Grade 1
Ridgeview Elementary
(952) 806-7151


Class Name
G100-HR 115 Homeroom Gr 1
G101-LA 115 English Language Arts Gr 1
G102-MA 115 Math Gr 1
G103-SS 115 Social Studies Gr 1
G104-SC 115 Science Gr 1
G105-HE 115 Health Gr 1