Lauren is a University of Tampa graduate with a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Troy University. While earning her undergraduate degree, Lauren became a nanny and fell in love with teaching and looking after children. She spent six years as a teacher at Academy Prep, where her passion for education grew even more profound. As part of her role as the Guidance Counselor, Lauren teaches Social Emotional Intelligence courses to all students. Lauren is an active member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and the Florida School Counseling Association. SHe is also a Level One and Two Certified Google Educator. Originally born in Tampa, she is excited to call it home and honored to be able to work with the students and families of Academy Prep.