About Me

Meet Lauren

I call myself “The Traveling Teacher” because during my eight years as a teacher, I have taught in 2 states, 4 cities, and 8 schools.  I was born and raised in Southern California.  I now live in Northern California with my fiancé and two dogs, Stella and Guinness.

I have a Masters degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in urban education.  Over the past eight years, I taught third grade 5 years, fourth grade for 2 years, and reading intervention for 1 year. This year I will be teaching second grade for the first time ever.  I know I have a lot to learn about second grade, but I am thankful for all the great ideas I get from other teachers in blogland.  I don’t know how I taught before blogs and Teachers Pay Teachers.  The collaboration factor is amazing!

When I am not teaching, we like to spend as much time as possible enjoying what the Bay Area has to offer.  We visit museums, go to concerts, walk along the water, and enjoy good food.  As often as possible, we try to attend baseball, basketball, and football games.  I am a huge USC college football fan, and would go to every game if possible.  Fight On, Trojans!


  1. Hi Lauren! I pinned your Boggle game today (plan to Facebook it tomorrow on my The Teacher Next Door Wall too) and was curious about your blog, so I stopped by. Enjoyed reading some posts! I teach 4th/5th in El Dorado Hills (Sacramento suburb) and was raised in southern California, so we have some things in common.

    Thanks so much for the great blog posts!

    Take care,
    The Teacher Next Door

  2. Lauren-
    I am in love with your Super Hero themed Super Improvers wall set. Can you email me an editable version? I would like to make the badges bigger and change to black/white so that I can print them on cardstock.




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