Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science Psychology Certification: Early Childhood Education PK-4 Middle Childhood Language Arts 4-8 Grade 5-6 Endorsement Middle Childhood Science/Math 4-8 ESL Certified PK-12
Mrs. Dusti Larsen
Hello! My name is Dusti Larsen and I am a 4th grade math/science teacher at Gravette Upper Elementary. This is my 15th year of teaching and my 6th year in Gravette. I have been teaching in Gravette since moving to Arkansas in 2011, and I LOVE it! I've previously taught 2nd and 3rd grade, but 4th is where my passion and heart live.
My family is originally from Jacksonville, Illinois. I am married to my wonderful husband Sam, and we have 3 beautiful children, Ian, Collin, and Taylor. I graduated in 2001 with my B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois-Springfiled with a minor in Teacher Education.
I am currently participating in the Teacher Leadership Institute to help me become an even better educator and teacher leader in my school. I believe in doing what is best for students and having a classroom that is student-centered, not teacher-centered.
I am very excited about this school year and look forward to getting to know my students and their families. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for all your support and dedication to your child! This year will be amazing!