Meet the Third Grade Team

Rose Lane Third Grade Team 2017-2018
Third Grade Teachers

Ms. Laura Grapski

This is my 18th year as a third grade teacher at Madison Rose Lane Elementary. After earning my degree in Sociology from Northern Illinois University, I moved to Arizona to explore the great outdoors.  Education became my passion, and in 1998 I graduated from University of Phoenix with a degree in Elementary Education. When I received my master’s in Counseling/Human Relations in 2005, I was excited to bring my new knowledge into the classroom.

My professional belief is when working with the parents we can achieve the child’s full potential. In my experience, I have seen the greatest results come from active parent and teacher involvement. I look forward to creating a learning environment both in the classroom and at home.
(602) 664-7438
Classroom E-38

Mrs. Ashley Bohlman

This is my 13th year teaching third grade at Rose Lane. I graduated from ASU with my BA in Communication and returned to school to ASU’s Teach + ME program to earn my teaching certification. I am currently working on my master's degree in Administration and Supervision through the University of Phoenix. I will graduate in November, 2017. I have a ten year old daughter and an eight year old son who is also about to start third grade. I am a HUGE Denver Broncos football fan! In my spare time, I enjoy swimming, spending time with my family, reading, playing fantasy football, and shuttling my children around to their various activities.

I teach reading, language arts, and half of social studies. My favorite thing about teaching third grade is getting to form relationships with the students and seeing the amount of growth that they make. I enjoy this age because students are very enthusiastic about learning and are growing to be more independent. They make me laugh and smile every day. I always feel like our class becomes a little family! We like to make learning highly engaging and hands-on.

(602) 664-7440
Classroom F-40

Mrs. Jessica Huyck

This is my 12th year teaching.  All twelve years have been at Rose Lane (2 years in first grade, 9 years in second and this is my 1st year in third grade). I did my undergraduate and graduate studies at ASU.  I have my Master's Degree in Elementary Education.  Over the years I have also earned my Reading Endorsement and Provisional Gifted Endorsement.  When I am not teaching I like to spend time baking, playing, and just being silly with my husband, two daughters, and two dogs. 

I am excited to be teaching 3rd grade math, science, and half social studies and joining an amazing team of teachers.  I can't wait to learn the curriculum with the students (some of whom I had the pleasure of teaching last year).  My goal has always been and will always be to create a safe, loving, fun, and rigorous learning environment.  I want my students to know that it is okay to make mistakes.  We will work together to overcome any obstacle or challenge no matter how long it takes.  Once your child is part of my classroom they become part of my family and I am forever grateful to be part of their lives.  

(602) 664-7433
Classroom F-41

Ms. Lora Hand

This is my 5th year teaching at Madison Rose Lane in third grade. I have a BA in Elementary Education from ASU and I recently graduated with my Master's Degree in Educational Administration from ASU in Spring of 2017. I was born and raised in Arizona. I love the Diamondbacks and ASU. Go Sun Devils! I also enjoy watching baseball, cooking, crafting and spending time with family and friends.

The thing that excites me most about third grade is learning with my students. While the third grade content is not new for me, it is new to the students. Each student acquires information very differently and therefore, this challenges me to research and learn innovative ways to teach the content to the students.

(602) 664-7437
Classroom E-37

Ms. Jennifer Williamson

This is my first year teaching third grade at Rose Lane. I am excited to officially join the team after being fortunate enough to student teach here while earning my master’s degree in Elementary Education at Arizona State University in 2016. I most recently taught third grade in the Phoenix Elementary School District. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, running, watching college football, and doing anything outdoors that lets me soak up the beautiful Arizona sun. 

My priority is to create a warm and supportive environment where your child feels safe and excited to learn everyday. I truly believe it is within this context that students are able to reach their full academic potential! Helping children overcome challenges and unlock a love of learning is what brings me the most fulfillment as a teacher. I look forward to joining the Madison family and an amazing year of learning ahead!

(602) 664-7436
Classroom E-36