Ms. Eastman

Hello My Name Is...



My name is Shanda Eastman, and I will be your child’s teacher for the remainder of this school year. I just recently moved to Colorado from Houston, Texas. While in Texas, I taught in the same district for 13 years. I taught 3rd grade for seven years and then moved to 5th grade which is where I taught for the past six years. This is my 15th year as an educator, and I have to say I am beyond excited to now be a part of the Bobcat family.

I grew up in a very small town in Alabama and received an education from a tiny school that was kindergarten – 12th grade. In my opinion, there is nothing better than attending a small populated school, and that is one of the reasons I decided to apply at Larkspur Elementary. I feel that being a product of a small town culture is what helped shape me into the person and teacher I am today.

I have three amazing kiddos. My oldest is 24, married and a teacher. Her husband is in the Army. They gave me my first grandchild who is 16 months old. My middle child (a girl) is a senior in college and my son is 18.

In our spare, my boyfriend and I love to explore the outdoors. He has been in this beautiful state for a while now and the Colorado mountains are our favorite. We love to hike, bike and take drives all around to take in the beauty that this state has to offer. We have found our place and are here to stay.

As I stated earlier, I am extremely excited to be your child’s teacher. This will be an adjustment for us all, but I feel certain our 2nd grade family will form a bond that is close knit and very strong. I hold high expectations and standards for my students that I will express so that each child is aware. I believe that communication with parents and students is crucial for a successful year. Know that I am here with an open mind and a willingness to listen to any and all concerns that might arise. Please, if you have any questions or concerns at any time, email or call me. I’ll be happy to talk with you. I want you to know I am here for you and your kiddo, and the rest of this year is going to be amazing. 

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