About:Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Studies with honours from Ryerson University in 2015, certifying her as a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She then went on to complete her Master of Arts in Child Study and Education at OISE, specializing in Primary and Junior grade levels.
During her studies, Lauren was actively involved at various elementary schools, working with diverse groups of children between the ages of Kindergarten through to Grade 6. These experiences in addition to her eight summers at a Montessori School have allowed Lauren to work closely with children in large and small groups as well as one-on-one, differentiating her lessons to highlight the strengths and meet the needs of all her students. Lauren prides herself on ensuring that her lessons are highly engaging, relevant and supporting of unique learning styles and preferences. Additionally, she aims to develop self-confidence alongside academic growth in each of her students, seeing confidence as a major factor in the learning process. Lauren wants her students to fall in love with learning, which is why she works to create sparks of interest and a passion for discovery.
Believing strongly in life long learning, Lauren continues to participate in professional development opportunities. Within the last year, some of the PDs she has taken include the TRIBES community building program and Special Education Part 1. She is currently enrolled in a training course for the Wilson Reading Program, as well as additional qualification courses in Mathematics, Reading and Autism Communication.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys doing yoga, lifting weights, playing sports, hiking, cooking/baking and dancing.