Lauren Webb

Lauren Webb

Asst Director, Gifted Services

Lauren works with gifted students K-12 and facilitates the professional development for gifted services. She is a QPR trainer and helps with the implementation of  training for suicide prevention district wide.

 

In Lauren's Words: 

Free, public education is the only equalizer we have that can provide students a path to something greater. With an education, we can do anything! 

Teaching was a calling for me and from my very first experience in the classroom- I knew I was home. I enjoyed teaching reading, language arts and social studies for 11 years at Liberty Junior School. During this time, I got involved with gifted education, which allowed me to become a Gifted Service Advisor and then Assistant Director of Gifted Services. It has been a great journey and every day is challenging and different. 

On a more personal level, I enjoy playing indoor soccer, hiking and trying to keep up with my daughter. She is a gift and I have learned so much by being her parent, but most of what she teaches me is how to be a better teacher and person. My husband and I love northern Michigan, Traverse City area, so much so that our daughter and our pets all have names reflecting the culture of the area. 

I can offer strategies on how to serve and challenge our gifted students, how to support their  social/ emotional needs and how to communicate with parents and the community about supporting our gifted students.

My Favorite Book:

Anything WWII historical fiction, especially The Guernsey  Literary and Potato Peel Society

My Favorite Follow:

The Cult of Pedagogy, Grid Method and Ian Byrd