Quela Carlson came to LCDS in 2014. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees (Mathematics and Psychology) from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. She also attended Loyola University Maryland, where she earned her Master’s degree in Education, as well as her AMI Montessori elementary diploma through the Washington Montessori Institute. Quela loves teaching first grade through hands-on experiences, craft projects and any other activity that shows the students’ uniqueness and creativity. She enjoys creating a nurturing environment where children thrive and become astronauts in her space-themed classroom. Quela truly loves creating a special bond with each and every one of her students. She can’t seem to walk down the hallway without getting at least one hug! She loves clever puns, the color blue and her two cats, Tiramisu and Spresso. She likes to say blue things make her happy because they are blue-tiful!