Laura McManus


Deb Johnson

Lower Elementary - Room 104

Phone: 303-972-2627 x 104

Google Voice: (970) 460-4142

Please see our 2022-23 classroom supply list by clicking here and our
welcome letter by clicking below.

Welcome to the 22-23 school year!

Ms. Alexa and I look forward to seeing you soon! We will do our very best to keep our website current and up-to-date with classroom information as well as communicating by email and Jeffco Messenger. You can always contact us by phone or email. Please leave a message and one of us will reach out to you within 24 hours. In case of an emergency, please call the office and speak with Ms. Veronica at 303-972-2627.

Google Voice: (970) 460-4142

Phone: 303-972-2627 x 104

Ms. Laura


I was born in Rome, New York into an Italian immigrant family. I spent my adolescent years in the picturesque countryside outside of Rome, Italy. Teaching has been a family passion that my late husband, Tom, and I embraced upon the arrival of our two wonderful children, Michael and Patrick. Proud parents of two Eagle Scouts, we believed from the get-go in providing our sons with the skills and opportunities to discover, explore, and learn with joy, love, and passion.


  • BA from State University of New York at Albany

  • MA from Regis University, Denver, Colorado

  • Primary (3 to 6) Montessori Certification from Montessori Education Center of the Rockies in Boulder, Colorado

  • Elementary (6 to 12) Montessori Certification from Center of International Studies of Montessori in Bergamo, Italy

Work Experience

  • Preschool Teacher to 3 to 5 year-olds (4+ years)

  • Daycare Directress of 150+ children from infancy to afterschool-age (2 years)

  • Primary Montessori Lead Teacher (12 years)

  • Lower Elementary Montessori Lead Teacher (5 years)

R & R

  • Explore various international cuisines in the kitchen

  • Hang out with family and friends

  • Enjoy the perfect cup coffee in the morning and a good blend of herbal teas in the afternoon

  • Love perusing through the books of a bookstore

  • Traverse trails with my e-bike

  • Improve upon my professional development

  • Visit local attractions

Ms. Alexa


I grew up in Conifer, Colorado. I spent my childhood in our community theatre, surrounded by art and creativity. I met many extraordinary people and learned early about teamwork and achieving a common goal. My parents, both teachers as well, continue to model lifelong learning and instilled it as a value.


  • BS from University of Colorado

  • MA from University of Denver

Work Experience

  • Classroom teacher grade 3 (3 years)

  • Classroom teacher grade 5 (3 years)

  • Substitute teacher grades k-6 (1 year)

  • Theatre camp instructor ages 5-18 (6 years)

R & R

As a mom of two young children, rest and relaxation are sometimes a fantasy. However, I enjoy:

  • Cooking

  • Gardening

  • Spending time with family and friends

  • Reading, especially historical fiction

  • Watching movies