Hello! My name is Ms. Lauren, and I am a Special Education teacher in Chicago. I work mainly with Kindergarten through 3rd-grade students with a focus on reading and English/Language Arts instruction. I grew up on Long Island and moved to Chicago 11 years ago to attend DePaul University. I graduated with Bachelor’s Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Special Education and an English Language Learner endorsement.
Since moving to Chicago, I’ve worked and taught in various schools across the city. I began working in a Chicago Public School in 2017 and, since then, have taught reading and math with diverse learners in that school. In early 2020 I began learning about multisensory reading instruction and its importance for all students, especially those with diverse learning needs. In Spring 2022, I became fully certified in the Wilson Reading System and was thrilled with the success I’ve seen all of my students achieve due to this instruction. When I’m not at school or working with students, I enjoy spending time with my family here in Chicago, cooking or dining out with my husband, and playing board games.
My passion for education and equity through learning is in everything I do. At my school, I am active in various teacher leadership teams and decision-making teams to ensure that students from all backgrounds and diverse needs are considered and cared for when making choices at the school level. I am thrilled to help foster success through tutoring opportunities and the JAM team. I am so grateful for the opportunity and ability to learn new philosophies and practices that better help students, particularly those who need more or different support than traditional instruction provides.