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Fifth Grade

Laurin LaRocca
Ms. LaRocca
Jean De Simone
Mrs. De Simone

Ms. LaRocca was born and raised in San Jose. This is currently her 7th year at Montague as a 5th grade teacher. She received her bachelors and credential from Chico State University. Ms. LaRocca recently completed her masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and additional Reading Specialist Credential. She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with family.



I was born and raised in the bay area. I graduated from Peterson High School in Santa Clara then attended the University of Arizona on a softball Scholarship. I returned to California and began coaching softball at Santa Clara High School ('85-'88). After a few years of working in childcare and volunteering at an elementary school, I decided to return to school and get a teaching credential. I began teaching in 1993. I joined the Montague staff in 1995. I have taught 1st grade (with a few combos) for 17 years and 5th grade for 8 years, I have worked with the PTO, organized Ocean Week (14 years), lead Montague Girl Scout troop (9 years), organized Montague Science Fair (10 years), Yearbook (8 years) and counting. I am married, with no children. I plan to retire soon and spend my days volunteering, traveling, reading, painting, and watching Star Wars.