Short Personal Description:
Hello, 'Bos! I'm Robert Laurie. This is my sixth year at Rocky Mountain High School, though I gained some valuable experience as a student-teacher here in 2005 and have taught at Highland High School in Ault, CO, and as a graduate-teacher at Colorado State University. I love literature-- reading, writing, teaching, and learning it. My favorite authors are William Shakespeare, Cormac McCarthy, John Steinbeck, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and John Donne. In my free time, I like to lace up my shoes and run--especially on the trails in the foothills of Fort Collins. I am an avid fan of sports including soccer, football, and baseball. But my favorite way to spend my time is living life with family.
My current courses are Pre-AP English 9 (where we're piloting a project-based curriculum called "Compose Our World" with the support of the University of Colorado, Boulder), United States Literature and Composition, and British Literature and Composition (which offers concurrent enrollment with the University of Colorado, Denver through their CU Succeed program). On the extracurricular level, I am proud to be a coach of the Rocky Men's JV Soccer team and the assistant coach for the RMHS Women's varsity soccer team.
Let's go, Lobos!
Educational and Professional Background:
B.A. in English Education (minor in Spanish) from Colorado State University in 2005. M.A. in Literature (Renaissance drama) from CSU in 2014.
Courses currently teaching at Rocky and previous courses taught at Rocky:
Pre-AP English 9, United States Literature and Composition, and British Literature and Composition
What does the Lobo Way mean to me?:
The Lobo Way means strengthening the pack by striving to be the best that we can be.
"Do what you can with what you have where you are." -Theodore Roosevelt