Prepared by Laurie Goode

"We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how." – Anonymous

Welcome to my teaching portfolio! My name is Laurie Goode. I currently work as a middle school math teacher. I enjoy helping students discover how math relates to their lives in everyday ways while building an appreciation for numbers, patterns, and logic. I hold a Virginia teaching license for grades PK-6 with endorsements in Middle School (6-8) Mathematics and Language Arts.

Second Grade Discovery Circus


One-on-One Session


Small Group Reading Lesson

Wheel and Axle Bulletin Board

Folding 3-D Nets

Student SOL Review Presentation

In May 2010, I completed the graduate program at The College of William and Mary with a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in elementary education. The coursework allowed multiple opportunities to work in the field, gaining valuable hands-on experiences. I was fortunate to gain experience in both elementary and middle school during my practica and student teaching placements in graduate school. I spent the first half of my student teaching experience in third grade with Mrs. Gina Simon at Norge Elementary School, a Title I school in Williamsburg-James City County. I finished my student teaching experience in Mrs. Karen Breen's sixth grade math classes at Berekeley Middle School, which is also a part of the Williamsburg James-City County school district. I was responsible for three Math 6 classes as well as the Pre-Algebra for Sixth Graders course.

In May 2008, I graduated with honors from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universities, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies and minors in PK-6 Mathematics and PK-6 Social Studies. I had many opportunities to work with children through internships in classrooms and volunteer tutoring work while attending Virginia Tech, and I loved every moment with the children!

This portfolio is an ongoing collection of works and lesson plans completed throughout my teaching experiences that represent my views and philosophy of education. Please feel free to look around and learn more about me as a teacher. I have provided links on the lefthand toolbar to assist in the navigation of the site. If you have any questions or concerns, or you are interested in additional information, please feel free to contact me at