Laura Mast

Update: For the beginning of the 2023/2024 school year, Mrs. Mast is on maternity leave.   As of Nov. 10, 2022 Mrs. Laura Mast began a maternity leave. Ms. Lisa Gehring took over the Gr. 2/3 teaching position as of Dec. 1, 2022.

This will be my eighth year of teaching, but my third at NPCS. I am excited to spend this fall at school after being at home for all of last year on maternity leave. My husband and I own a small hobby farm south of Neerlandia, where we are currently raising our kids (Keith, 4 and Marie, 2 and Joyce, 10 months) alongside some animal friends. We love spending time together whether it be outside exploring, going on tractor rides, or hanging out with our extended families. For the past 7 years I have taught grade 1 in Westlock, followed by 4 years teaching grades K-9 at Pibroch Hutterite Colony School, and finally spending the last 2 years teaching grade 3 and 1 in Neerlandia.  My experience with a variety of grades and teaching scenarios has taught me a lot about myself as a teacher. I have taught many combined grade subjects before and I am excited to dive into a combined classroom again! This year I will be teaching a Grade 2/3 combined class.  Combined classrooms are such a blessing in that they allow us to appreciate the many talents and ranges of abilities in students across grades, while also discovering new friendships we may not have otherwise. I am passionate about my students and truly believe that each child brings something special to the classroom. I grew up loving school and learning and my goal is to transfer that love for learning and discovering new things to each student I teach.