About Teacher

Phone: 210-356-7000


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Education, Univ. of Texas at Austin Certified to Teach Grades K-8th GT Certification

Mrs. Monica Laughlin

I have been an educator for twenty two years and all of them in NEISD. Teaching has been one of the most fulfilling occupations I have been fortunate enough to experience! After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Education (Hook'em Horns), I stayed at home for several years to raise my three precious children.  When I returned to the field of education, I started as a substitute. Then I began teaching Second Grade at Huebner Elementary and did so for eight years. In 2007, the opportunity came to teach Gifted and Talented students at Ridgeview, Olmos and Jackson Keller Elementaries.  In 2012, I was asked to begin the NEISD K- 5 GT Program at a new school, Las Lomas. This will be my ninth year to lead these fabulous "roaring lion" learners and my fourteenth year of teaching GT.  I am so excited to work with this amazing group of students, parents, faculty and staff!  




Testing Schedule


    1st - 5th Testing Timeline (referrals by November 6th, 2020)

    •    Testing will begin Monday - November 16th, 2020

    Classes Begin (online)

    • August 24th - First and Second Grade
    • August 25th - Third Grade
    • August 26th - Fourth Grade
    • August 27th - Fifth Grade


    Kinder Referral and Testing Timeline:               

    • Referrals before Winter Break
    • Testing during January - February
    • Classes Begin:  March 2021


    Middle School Referral/Testing Timeline:    

    • Referrals before January 31,2021
    • Testing during February - March