Lauren (she/hers) is a veteran middle school ELA teacher in Lexington, KY. She has also taught high school and in a correctional setting, served as an instructional coach, and worked as the Teacher Leadership Coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Education. Lauren served for several years as program director of Classroom Teachers Enacting Positive Solutions (CTEPS), providing coaching and project-based learning to emerging teacher leaders in Kentucky. Lauren is a graduate of Barnard College and Vanderbilt University.