About Teacher

Mrs. Monica Laughlin

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 eighth year to lead these fabulous "roaring lion" learners and my thirteenth 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 September 13, 2019)

    •    1st - 3rd week of school (Fourth and Fifth Grades)
    •    2nd - 4th week of school (Second and Third Grades)
    •    4th - 6th week of school (First Grade) 

    Classes Begin

    • September 26th - Fourth Grade
    • September 27th - Fifth Grade
    • October 1st - Second Grade
    • October 2nd - Third Grade
    • October 15th - First Grade


    Kinder Referral and Testing Timeline:               

    • Referrals before Winter Break
    • Testing during January - February
    • Classes Begin:  February 2020


    Middle School Referral/Testing Timeline:    

    • Referrals before January 31,2020
    • Testing during February - March