Murkland School Social Worker
Hi, my name is Laura Lesniak. I am the Literacy Specialist at the Murkland School. I work with teachers in the areas of Reading and Writing. I have worked in Lowell Public Schools for the past 30 years, half of which were teaching special education and grade 4. Lowell has a special place in my heart as I work side by side with such amazing, talented, and dedicated educators. When I am not at the Murkland School, I love spending time at the beach house with my family and 5 grandchildren.
Hi. My name Doug St. Lawrence, and I'm the ESL lead teacher at the Murkland School. My first teaching job in Lowell was at the Shaughnessy School where I taught 4th grade for thirteen years. After that, I moved to the Murkland and began working with English learners. I like helping students learn new words and phrases, and I love seeing them get excited when they use their new language.
Hi, my name is Rachel Slipp and I am the Math Coach at the Murkland School. I work with the adults and youngsters of our school to help our learners become strong mathematicians. I was a math and science teacher in Lowell for 4 years before coming to the Murkland school, where I have been for the past 14 years. Teaching and learning math is one of my passions. I strive for Murkland mathematicians to gain fundamental skills and learn how to use what they know to solve problems to figure out new and more complex math! In my spare time, I love to spend time with my family, cook, read, and spend time outdoors.