About Mrs. Rheaume
Mrs. Laura Rheaume shares her love of literature and writing with her students in her English classes. Students especially love the way she brings out the characters when reading Mice and Men passages. She loves it when students engage in sword battles and balcony scenes when acting out Romeo and Juliet.
Mrs. Rheaume also has a passion for languages, which she brings to her Spanish classes. Students make and share videos highlighting sports at Cerritos, take turns as customers and servers in a class restaurant, and walk through a market buying and selling handicrafts.
Mrs. Rheaume is the lead instructor for Cerritos High School's Teacher Track, a pathway designed for students with an interest in careers in education. In this program, which incorporates communication skills and standards of professional conduct, students learn about teaching methodology, brain research and the psychology of learning. Students walk to nearby Elliott Elementary twice a week to volunteer in classes. They work directly with students, making special friendships and learning how teaching impacts the lives of students. Students venture further into the community by attending two teaching conferences, touring CSULB, and volunteering at local Sonshine Preschool's Harvest Festival. Students who complete the pathway transfer to Cerritos College with college credit for two classes and a letter from the ABCUSD superintendent which guarantees them an interview when they complete their college coursework.