Spanish teacher makes home at LCM



Laura Sanchez teaches Spanish and is helping coach cross country and girls soccer.

Marshall S. Braus, Writer

Spanish teacher Laura Sanchez is one of the new faces on the high school campus, after working at Bob Hope Elementary in Beaumont last year. Along with teaching Spanish, she is also helping coach the cross country teams this year and will also help coach girls soccer.

Sanchez always wanted to become a Spanish teacher, so this is right where she wants to be.

“Learning a foreign language can be difficult but I want the students to have fun and enjoy the learning process and look forward to coming back to Spanish class,” Sanchez said. “I want students to learn Spanish and the culture behind it but also have fun doing so.”

According to Sanchez, she did not know much about the school or the area but quickly into the year decided to stay for the long term. She loves teaching Spanish and believes it is important for students to learn more the one language because it could benefit them in the future.

“Coming to LCM was a great decision and I hope I stay a long time,” Sanchez said.

She said she is excited to coach soccer for the first time and watch the girls progress in their practice time. According to Sanchez, the most challenging part of teaching this year has been dealing with COVID-19 and keeping up with online assignments.

Sanchez has enjoyed getting to watch her cross country runners push themselves and better themselves in the sport.

“Cross country is a difficult sport that requires the runner to push themselves past their comfort zone,” Sanchez said.

Outside of teaching and coaching, Sanchez has a 3-year-old daughter to keep her busy with things at home. In her little free time, Sanchez enjoys running and playing on a co-ed soccer team.