Teacher Appreciation – Mrs. Lasurdo


In honor of teacher appreciation week, The Soaring Eagle has decided to do teacher appreciation posts! The teacher I chose was Mrs. Lasurdo. 

Background –

Mrs. Lasurdo teaches AP world history along with global history. She is a dedicated Hauppauge teacher and teachers her students advanced skills in order to be successful in a college-level class. Not only does Mrs. Lasurdo take part in teaching this course, but is also a student council advisor, and takes part in many school activities. Mrs. Lasurdo never fails to be participating in spirit week, faculty activities, or even having her door open to anyone who needs her!

An example of one of Mrs. Lasurdo’s participation in extra activities is her very recent trip to Parris Island, South Carolina. Along with two other faculty members, she partook in a Marine Educator workshop, from May 2nd – May 5th. While on this trip she was involved in a variety of activities including a boot camp, and a graduation ceremony for the recruits. (More information is posted on the Hauppauge Highschool Student Council Instagram @haupstuco.

Teaching Method – 

Mrs. Lasurdo uses a variety of teaching methods, such as presentations, hands-on activities, partner work, class discussions, etc. These methods allow all students to get the best out of their learning experience while also being interactive and present the whole time. Using a variety of teaching strategies is extremely beneficial when dealing with students of all different learning types. Mrs Lasurdo always tries to accommodate her teaching methods to better help all of her students, and of course, give them the proper and best education they can get.

Influence On Me – 

Since AP World was the first AP class I had ever taken, and I was in 9th grade, I felt very unprepared going into the class. But after Mrs. Lasurdo had given us one of the many pep talks we had, I had the confidence to continue and finish that course. Now that it has almost been a year not having Mrs. Lasurdo as my teacher, I am extremely grateful for all the tips, techniques, and support she has given me and many other students. At first, I didn’t think I would be able to take on this course, but with the guidance of Mrs. Lasurdo and my partaking in her class, I am thankful that I stayed! Thank you Mrs. Lasurdo!

**And last, but not least, a very special thank you to our Journalism teacher, Mrs. Kaminski!!! Thank you for guiding me through two years of journalism and Pre-AP English in my ninth-grade year. I am so so grateful for being a part of this class and having you as my teacher. Again, thank you so much for everything!

Quotes in Honor of Teacher Appreciation Week – 

“Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz 

“Behind every child who believes in themselves, is a teacher who believed in them first.”  Unknown