Lauryn England teaches 3rd grade at 99th Street Elementary in the neighborhood of Watts in South Los Angeles.
She is very passionate about engaging students’ families and community members through her work with the Family Action Team and School Site Council.
Lauryn taught 1st and 2nd grade for five years at an urban school in Nashville, Tennessee, before moving to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue her M.Ed. in the Principal Leadership Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles and that same year was named the Random House Children’s Books Magic Tree House Educator of the Year.
A colleague had this to say about Lauryn:
“The first thing that stands out upon entering her room is her immense classroom library. Lauryn has hundreds of books that she has purchased with her own money sorted by readings level, subject matter, and author that her students can check out to take home with them or read in school. Her passion for education is matched only by her care and love for her students. As someone who has always been passionate about education in high- poverty areas, Lauryn spends a great deal of time working not only with her students, but also their families and the community in order to help break the cycle of poverty.”
@UWGLA is proud to honor Lauryn England as a 2015 Inspirational Teacher. Tag your inspirational teacher and tell us why they inspire you. #TeachersWhoInspire