My name is Laurel Pate and I am the Math and Science Facilitator at Columbine Elementary. I am originally from New Smyrna Beach, Florida, but have lived in Colorado since 2008. I attended the University of Central Florida for my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and I received my Master’s degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Texas. This is my 9th year in education and I am super excited to be working on my administrator’s license this year, at Regis University. I love teaching mathematics to students and in my current role I get to share that love with the teachers at Columbine. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing, hiking, camping, skiing, traveling to new and unfamiliar places and most of all, spending time with loved ones.