Hello, I’m Laura!

My name is Laura Bottrell and I am quite happy to be joining the Heart and Art team for the first time this year. I am an Occasional Teacher in both the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and the Grand Erie District School Board, certified in the Primary and Junior Divisions. I had the wonderful opportunity to teach Kindergarten in an LTO position last year, and I am enjoying every moment of navigating my way through my first calendar year of teaching.

I hold a Bachelor of Youth and Children’s Studies and I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator. I have a professional interest in [and huge love for] early years education and I’m passionate about promoting and further exploring inquiry-based and play-based learning.

My other passion is the performing arts, which I love to bring into my teaching. I currently work in local community theatre and have taught drama, dance and visual arts for almost ten years. This year I am running a musical theatre program for children aged 3-6, which is just about as much fun as possible!

Other interests of mine include photography and travel – in fact, I’ve just returned from a five week adventure in The UK!

I’m very much looking forward to sharing my experiences as a beginning teacher with you and learning new things myself as we go along.

Happy Friday!


Updated: September 30, 2016 — 12:14 am

The Author

Laura Bottrell

Laura is an LTO teacher with HWDSB. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Youth & Children's Studies and is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. Laura is currently enjoying teaching grade 1/2, after teaching Kindergarten, 2/3 and 5/6! With a passion for the arts, Laura is an advocate for the arts in education and is currently the director of a theatre performance program for Kindergarten aged students!

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  1. Will Gourley says:

    Hi Laura,

    So great to have you join the Heart and Art family. I’m looking forward to learning with you this year. Will

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