Phone: (530) 582-3720 ext. 27101
Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education Degree and a specialist degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Central Florida
Margie LaPoint teaches Transitional Kindergarten and has been the founding teacher for TK since its inception 7 years ago. Margie collaborated with other TK teachers in the TTUSD district to create a new and viable curriculum that is similar to — yet uniquely distinct from — that of kindergarten. She holds high expectations for all learners and provides her students with the tools and support needed to be able to meet them. Students who have completed their TK experience with Margie have gone on to become leaders in their subsequent classrooms.
Prior to teaching TK, Margie taught kindergarten in TTUSD since 1996. She began her teaching career with the district at Kings Beach, where she taught for two years before finding her home at Glenshire Elementary, where she has now been teaching for 22 years.
Prior to teaching with TTUSD, Margie taught Montessori Pre-school in the Granite Bay and Folsom areas for 3 years. Her love for teaching the young child began here.
On a personal level, Margie has two grown daughters, who both attended TTUSD schools through all formative years and graduated from Truckee High School in 2003 and 2004. She is married to Dan Hill, and together they enjoy all types of bike riding as well as Nordic skiing. She keeps balance to her life by adding competitive bike and ski events to her school work load and plays a part in organizing group bike rides for men and women through Paco’s Bike Shop.