About Mrs. LaBelle

Born raised and educated in Oregon, I am a wife and a mother of two. I have been an elementary teacher for the past 10 years. I consider teaching a passion, and truly feel that if you do something you love, it will never feel like work. Outside of teaching I enjoy the simple things in life like spending time with my family, reading and working on creative projects. Some of my hobbies are jogging, crafting and cooking. I believe in being mindful and purposeful in order to create a vibrant enthusiastic outlook on life.

My Teaching Philosophy

I love to teach. I love teaching when:

  • I see students listening, sharing and engaging in their own learning.
  • I hear students excited and contributing in a way that shows mastery of a skill.
  • I observe students interacting positively with each other.
  • I get a sense that I am making a difference.


About Mrs. Hodge

I graduated from Western Oregon University with my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. This will be my fifth year at Lone Pine Elementary and my sixth year teaching. I have been married for four years and have a 13 month old son named Hudson. We have a dog named Mugsy. I love cooking, doing arts and crafts and going to the farmer’s market. I love teaching and am passionate about what I do.