Lauren graduated from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, with a double major in Biological Sciences and French. After briefly working in the fashion industry, she found her calling and passion in education. As an elementary and secondary science teacher, she became the initiator and foremost authority in inquiry and project-based learning and differentiated instruction at her school. Upon transitioning to teaching French, Lauren’s student-centered approach contributed to the development of thematic-based unit plans with a focus on 21st century skill development and performance-based assessment.
Joining BIE was a natural progression from her previous roles as a PBL teacher and teacher leader. She has moved from creating and facilitating professional development committees, teacher workshops, and instructional improvement within her district, to a national role at BIE, where she coordinates the planning and implementation of PBL professional development workshops and follow-up coaching.