Lauren grew up in both the north and the south regions of the United States. She jokingly refers to herself as a "mutt" as they moved from region to region due to her dad's job. Lauren grew up in Baltimore, Maryland; Winchester, Virginia; Asheville, North Carolina; and Rochester, New York. She attended Appalachian State University for her first two years of college, but Lauren got homesick for New York and returned there to finish her college career and to graduate from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. She received her Bachelor degree in Communications and a Minor in English Writing.
Lauren thought she was going to be a Kindergarten teacher, but her career path changed over time as she fell in love with some of the internships she was doing through the Communications department in college. Lauren was a Corporate Recruiter / Meeting Planner and Executive Assistant before deciding to stay at home with her children. Being both a "working mom" and a "stay-at-home" mom have molded her teaching style. At GFCC, Lauren has been volunteering... and subbing... and hugging since 2018.
Lauren and her husband, John - originally from New York and loves his HOCKEY - live in Cary and have two sons. The older son started attending GFCC in January 2016 and is currently a student at Briarcliff Elementary. Their younger son will be a Building Blocks kid this year at GFCC. Lauren and John are also the proud parents of a four-legged little girl dog named Posey Ray, whom they all spoil rotten.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys volunteering, reading, cooking big Italian dinners for her guys and cheering on the BUFFALO BILLS and SABRES.
We welcome Lauren to the staff of GFCC as a co-teacher in the new Ladybug 1's class on Monday and Wednesday.
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