Laura Cattrall

Master of Arts in Teaching

Laura Cattrall


Elementary Education, Middle School Education


ESOL (K-12), Middle School Language Arts, Middle School Science, Multiple Subjects

Curriculum Vitae | Fall 2011 Work Sample | University Supervisor Recommendation | Cohort Leader Recommendation | Mentor Recommendation ESOL | Mentor Recommendation Science

Teaching Strengths

  • Plans lessons that are standards-based, highly engaging, and cooperative in nature
  • Differentiates instruction for diverse student needs
  • Incorporates many forms of technology to enhance the learning experience
  • Works cooperatively with other teachers and administrators
  • Uses a classroom management system based on student rights, maintaining a respectful environment, and logical consequences
  • Inspired to integrate meaningful literacy learning within other content areas


  • Willamette University, BS 2009 (environmental science)
  • Willamette University Webber Scholar
  • Willamette University, MAT

Teacher Research Topic

This year, I will focus my teacher inquiry project on the effects of different types of literacy learning (outside of the textbook) within my 6th grade science classroom.


Student Teaching

  • Patton Middle School, McMinnville, Oregon, 6th grade science classroom

Practicum Teaching

  • Grandhaven Elementary School, McMinnville, Oregon, 5th grade classroom

Other Classroom Experience:

  • Reading tutor: Start Making A Reader Today (SMART), Newberg, Oregon, students age 6–10
  • Environmental education intern: National Park Service, Kotzebue, Alaska, students age 4-12
  • Webber Science Teaching Scholar: Highland Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 5th grade classroom
  • Reading recovery tutor: Bush Elementary School, Salem, Oregon, 2nd grade classroom
  • English tutor/teacher's assistant: La Fundacion Entrega, Quito, Ecuador, kindergarten


Student Teaching Supervisor

  • Kent Swick, Patton Middle School, McMinnville, Oregon

Practicum Supervisor

  • Beth Fuhrer, Grandhaven Elementary, McMinnville, Oregon

University Supervisor