Coaching Teachers, Workshop Instruction
As third generation educator, Lauren's career began 18 years ago as an elementary ELAR teacher in Central Texas. She was an early adopter of balanced literacy, studying the work of Irene Fountas, Gay Su Pinnell, Marie Clay, and Lucy Calkins as a young teacher. Lauren served as a classroom teacher, ESL teacher, literacy specialist, instructional coach, and assistant principal before becoming a district administrator in Belton ISD. As K-12 Director of Language Arts & Reading and Bilingual/ESL, she worked with campuses and teachers to implement a workshop approach to literacy instruction where student voice and choice is valued.
Lauren received her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University-College Station, and a Master of Education in Education Administration from Texas A&M Central Texas. Her role in leadership and implementation of literacy best practices makes her uniquely qualified to assist schools and district meet their literacy needs. Lauren lives in Temple with her husband, Robby, and is expecting a daughter in the Fall of 2020.