Degrees and Certifications:

BA English - Loyola Marymount University MA Guidance and Counseling - Loyola Marymount University California Single-Subject Teaching Credential in English

Mrs. Laurel Goycoolea

Welcome to a new year! 2020-21 will be unlike any we've ever experienced, but I am excited to partner with you on this journey.

Born and raised in Colorado, I grew up with teacher parents and always knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps. I made my way to California for college (Go Lions!) and I never want to leave the Golden State! I began my teaching career in LA before transitioning to a role as a guidance and college counselor in the Bay Area. I am excited to return to my first great joy of teaching English at a new HOME at Woodcreek.

On a personal note, I enjoy DIY projects, reading, travel, trying to keep flowers alive in my garden, and my willful Beagle, Denver.

As an educator, I am passionate about learning and unlearning alongside my students to create an equitable and safe school community that celebrates each student’s unique identity.

-Ms. G