Lauren enjoys outdoor activities, such as hiking and running, and fell in love with Washington when she moved here from New Hampshire four years ago. “It feels just like New England here but you don’t have to shovel snow every winter,” she said.
Originally interested in a career in recreational therapy, she started substitute teaching after college and found an affinity for spending time with kids. She earned an endorsement in highly capable while teaching in Virginia and jumped at the opportunity to teach highly capable students at Oakbrook when she moved to the west coast.
She described her teaching style as “fair” and said she teaches with a sense of humor. “We’re a ‘no secrets’ classroom,” she said. “My students understand my expectations and know what’s going to happen every day.”
Oakbrook Principal Lisa Boyd raved about Lauren’s presence at the school. “She is a stabilizing force for all of us,” she said. “She always has a positive outlook and is constantly thinking about things from all vantage points.”