• Wecolme to 7th Grade ELA and Reading! My name is Lauren DeCuir, and I will be guidng students through the joys of reading this year. This is my 10th year as an ELA and Reading teacher with a career that has spanned over two states: Georgia and Louisiana. A lifelong resident of New Orleans, I am excited to be here at Slidell Junior High School embarking on yet another journey of educational career. Just a few things about me: I have a wonderful husband, and we have two loving and compassiontae children, Jason (11) and Londyn (5). My goal is to be as good of a teacher to my students as I would expect their teachers to be to them. An interesting fact about me is that I have read all of the Harry Potter books, and I have seen all of the films. My greatest wish right now is to make it to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universial Studios in Florida! Looking forward to a wonderful year!