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Lauren Ayer

Lauren Ayer M.Ed. is a third grade teacher for an Ashoka Changemaker school in Durham, North Carolina. A certified reading specialist, and member of her school's literacy committee, Lauren works hard to ensure equity and empathy are present in daily literacy education. Voted Outstanding Young Educator in 2014, Lauren is now a mentor to beginning teachers, modeling empathy and best practices for nurturing a positive classroom environment.

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