Laura Pastene

    Hello, and a BIG welcome to fifth grade! My name is Laura Pastene and this is my fourth year at Carroll Elementary. I absolutely love this school and its community and feel very fortunate to be a part of the family. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas with my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education. I married my wonderful husband in in 2014 and we currently reside in the Lewisville/Flower Mound area. We have two silly cats, Lily and Juno, whom keep us on our feet chasing and laughing and happy all our days. This summer, we welcomed our first child, Levi. He has a head full of hair, and the reason for our smiles and crazies at home. In my free time, I love to travel and visit new areas filled with culture. One of our most memorable travels was to Italy- and I am counting down the days until I can visit that wonderful country again. I also enjoy shopping, watching movies, and trying new places to eat around town. 

I fell in love with teaching at a young age, and since then never looked back. I enjoy teaching and learning with my students, as well as creating bonds that last a lifetime. I love to smile and try my best to elicit smiles from others- which sometimes just my laugh can do the trick! ;)  I am absolutely blessed to have found the job that brings me so much happiness! I am looking forward to learning new things and growing together with your children as exceptional leaders in our school.  I know that this year will be one to remember!


Birthday: August 23rd

My Favorite Things: 

Hobbies: Reading, watching movies, cooking

Books: Roald Dahl novels, mysteries, friendships, and more!

Collections: Bath and Body Works candles, inspiring phrases

Places to shop:  Target, Bath and Body Works, Michael's, Hobby Lobby

Colors: Pink, White, Light Blue

Scents: Grapefruit, Honey Vanilla, Lavender, Pomegranate 

Restaurants: Pei Wei, Cheesecake factory, Chili's, Pizza

Fast Food:  Chick-fil-A, Starbucks

Drink: Coffee, Unsweet Tea, Water

Junk food/candy/snack: Baked Lay's Potato Chips, Salt & Vinegar Chips, Dark Chocolate with raspberry, crackers