About Me

Welcome to 5th Grade! I have taught 5th grade for the past 6 years. I have previously taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades. I have over 20 years of classroom experience. I am a life long learner and continuously attend conferences, collaborate with others, and listen to podcasts to be the best I can be. I currently am co-host of an educational podcast (TLC Ninja Teachers) and co-author of an upcoming book.

I am a Google Certified Innovator, Google Education Trainer, PBS Digital Innovator, CUE Lead Learner.

My goal is to ensure a fun, successful year full of unique learning opportunities. Technology will purposefully be integrated. It is a powerful learning tool, especially when the STUDENTS are creating (not just sitting back playing games). I am so excited to be a part of your child's educational journey.

Contact Me

You have several options to contact me:

  • School email: lnowakowski@kcusd.org
  • School phone: 831-385-5473 (room 18)
  • Parent Square: Our district will be using this to communicate with parents. I will also use this as my main communication tool. Please sign up! I will send weekly updates on our learning, important notices, and photos.
  • Face to Face: As always, I enjoy chatting with parents. However, these times will be limited to before school (7:30 - 7:50) and after school (3:00 - 3:15)