Lauren is a Fort Lewis College Graduate with a BA in International Business and Minors in Math and French. After a brief time teaching math in West Africa, she returned to FLC to obtain a teaching certificate in secondary math. Lauren has taught many levels of math from 6th grade through precalculus as a classroom teacher and private tutor. "I am passionate about math education and excited to share that passion with students at Animas High School. The close relationships I am able to build with students in our small school setting is extremely important to me. I love the energy my students bring to class and like to focus on building confidence in math as well as critical thinking skills. I am committed to providing a safe and trusting classroom environment where students are able to work together, learn from mistakes and challenge themselves everyday."