Phone: 201-775-6447


Degrees and Certifications:

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching M. Ed. in Reading B. S. in Elementary Education Supervisor Teacher of the Handicapped Reading Specialist Reading Teacher Elementary Teacher

Dr. Laurie Densen

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! 


My name is Dr. Laurie Densen and I am the Supervisor of the RMHS Learning Center.   I am beginning my 27th year in Ridgefield.  For 16 years, I was the Supervisor of the Slocum Skewes Learning Center, and a special education teacher and a Reading Specialist in the district before that.   I previously taught in St. Philip the Apostle School in Clifton and in the Paramus Public Schools. 

I graduated from Susquehanna University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education, and from Bloomsburg University with a Master's degree in Reading.  I received my doctoral degree in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University.  My dissertation focused on best reading practices for students classified with autism.

Outside of school, I am the mother of two daughters, ages 20 and 16, and my husband is a Special Education teacher, too.  I am a huge Yankees fan, and I love music and reading. 

Being an educator was the only job I ever wanted, and I am fortunate to have worked with wonderful teachers and administrators over the course of my career.  But most of all, I am fortunate to have worked with students who have brought me smiles and happiness, and most of all, taught me to find joy in everyday things.  

I look forward to working with the students and wonderful staff here at RMHS to see what we can accomplish this school year!