Lauren was born in Boulder and grew up in the Boulder area. She went far from home and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Elementary Education. She is a lifelong learner who feels blessed to have spent almost her entire career at Centennial. This is Lauren’s eighth year being part of Centennial’s CREW. Spending her days with fourth and fifth graders fills her heart. Lauren believes in building deep relationships with her students so they too enjoy learning and believe in themselves. During her free time, Lauren enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, playing with her dog, Bowie, and getting lost in a good book.