A Grace College graduate, Lauren Moore, has been named to the 2019-20 Educator Advisory Board of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET).
Lauren is master teacher at West Goshen Elementary School in Goshen, Ind., according to a news release from Goshen Community Schools. In this role she designs and implements weekly professional development that is differentiated to meet the needs of both teachers and students at her school. Prior to becoming the master teacher, Moore taught first grade for seven years and special education for five years.
In addition to her teaching roles, Lauren served as a mentor teacher for nine of those years. This experience allowed her to take an active role in school leadership without leaving the classroom. In her role as a mentor teacher, Lauren coached teachers, assisted with professional development, and served on the school’s leadership team.
During the 2018-2019 school year, Lauren was a Teach Plus Indiana Teaching Policy Fellow. While a fellow, she worked to support HB 1008 which allows schools to apply for grant money to implement career ladder structures for educators. She learned the value of using her voice to affect change, and how to mobilize others to do the same. Lauren continues to serve as a senior fellow for Teach Plus during the 2019-2020 school year.
Over the course of her career, Lauren has continued to grow as a teacher, leader, and advocate for students and teachers. She received her Bachelor of Arts in elementary and special education from Grace College and her Master of Education in elementary education from Ball State. She is currently working on her administrative license from Indiana Wesleyan University.
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