Welcome to second grade! My name is Mitzi McLaurin and this is my eleventh year at MBSE. I love teaching here. It is a special place and I feel fortunate to be a part of it. I earned my bachelor's degree in early childhood education from UNC-CH and my master's degree in elementary education from Elon University. My husband is a fitness trainer and running coach in Greensboro and we have three children: Duncan, Rayna, and Ellery. Our son, Duncan, is married to Sarah, a GCS teacher, and works with his dad as a fitness trainer. They welcomed their first child, Lachlan, this year. Our older daughter Rayna is in college in Durham, and our younger daughter Ellery is a senior at Page. We also have two furry children—Hope, a Chihuahua and Luna, a kitty. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, curling up with a good book, or going for a walk or run.