Laura Mercado has been teaching at Lowry for 16 years. She started at Lowry in 2003.
Mrs. Mercdo said," There is a lot that is different, yet there is still a lot that is the same. Generally speaking, the students are the same. We still have great kids, and we still have a faculty who really cares about teaching those kids. But there are a lot of changes. When I first started 18 years ago, I was teaching in a portable behind Mrs. Grady's room because the Art/Social Studies Building was being completed, and we moved in later that year. None of the other teachers from my department, or even my building are the same ones that I taught with then or even 10 years ago. Technology, in general, has changed a ton since I first started. I used to use an overhead projector for everything and now everything is electronic and I am starting to try to get things ready to have everything online by next year. Cell phones fit into that too. When I started I owned a cell phone but didn't carry it regularly, much less the students having them, and how well we know how much that has changed. I do think that the foundation of school, the teachers teaching kids, who hopefully want to learn has basically stayed the same."