Lauren Harris graduated from Allen County-Scottsville High School in 2012 and from Western Kentucky University in 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education. She worked last year as an instructional assistant in a preschool classroom at the Allen County Primary Center.
“I have always wanted to be a teacher,” Harris said. “I had great teachers growing up here. They really inspired me go into teaching.”
Harris chose the elementary field due to her belief that early education teachers set the stage for learning.
“Elementary is the foundation for education,” Harris noted. “It’s really important to build a foundation to help students become successful later on in life.”
Looking ahead to what students and parents can expect in her fourth grade classroom, Harris says that communication will be a point of emphasis.
“I like communication between the parents and the teacher,” Harris said. “I want parents to be very involved in their child’s education. I want parents to be very involved. They will be getting newslatters and things like that.”
Harris is looking forward to the start of the new school year and the learning that will come from being in her own classroom.
“I’m excited,” Harris added. “Fourth graders are eager to learn and excited to be at school. They are also old enough to be given some independent things and learn to learn on their own. “
Away from the classroom, Harris enjoys spending time with her husband and one-year old and spending time at church.