Laura Huffman-Teacher Bio

About Ms. Huffman

Welcome to 5th Grade Discovery! I am thrilled to be starting my sixth year at Northridge and my eleventh year in Douglas County. I am so excited to work with you and your child this upcoming school year.

I live in the Northridge neighborhood with my children Ryder and Anya, both Northridge Discovery graduates. Ryder is now an astrophysics major at CU Boulder, and Anya is attending DU as a theater major. I believe my perspective as a parent of gifted children gives is a real asset as I work with gifted students and their families. I have had the concerns, questions, joys and frustrations that you may have had in raising children with unique needs, and am passionate about serving this population.

When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, hiking, and mountain biking. I especially love attending theatrical performances.


Colorado Teacher License, K-6

Gifted Talented Specialist P-12


Northridge Elementary, 2013-Present

Teacher, Gifted/Talented

Summit View Elementary, 2008-2010, 2011 -2013

Teacher, 5th and 2nd grades

Arrowwood Elementary, 2010-2011

Teacher, kindergarten

Boulder Journey School, 1993-2005

Early childhood teacher, Mentor teacher, School Director


Graduate Degree: MA in Educational Psychology from University of Colorado, Denver

Undergraduate Degree: BS in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University