This is Lauren’s 12th year in education. She has taught grades 2-5 in elementary and has extensive experience in teaching ELL and ESE students as both a self-contained and departmentalized teacher at a Title 1/Renaissance School. Currently she is in her first year as district Elementary Peer Evaluator. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education K-6 from the University of Arizona and has her English Language Learners Endorsement. In 2009, Lauren received her National Board Certification in Middle Childhood Education. That same year, she was honored to be nominated as her school site’s Teacher of the Year. Throughout her career, Lauren has involved herself in various school and district level leadership roles including training her site’s faculty in Professional Study Days in the areas of Reading/Social Studies and Science. She served as her site’s SAC Chair and Co-Chair for four years and assisted in presenting her site’s School Improvement Plan and data analysis. For the past two years, Lauren served as one of her school site’s Science Contacts and has facilitated team and vertical PLCs in Science Literacy Design Collaboratives (LDCs). In 2013, she was a part of the district’s Elementary CCSS Reading Task Force, where reading coaches and selected teachers collaborated to create lessons and performance tasks for our district’s English Language Arts curriculum. Lauren has recently mentored new teachers.