Hi! I'm Lauren Wawrzyniak and I'm so excited about our new building and planting roots in this community. I grew up in Alexandria, VA and Cary, North Carolina. I have always known I wanted to be a teacher so when I graduated from high school I went to Appalachian State University where I could study education and live in the mountains. Because I love the outdoors I decided to move to Colorado and begin my teaching career. I've been teaching second grade for four years and absolutely love it! I am a firm believer in the arts integration model and look forward to exposing my students to the beauty of the world of art. I have a passion for learning, teaching, and the outdoors; and I love being able to share that with my students. The mantra in my classroom is "We are a family, and we are here to support, love, and encourage each other".
When I am not in the classroom or at home planning you can find me exploring the beautiful mountains of Colorado. My dog, Rory, goes everywhere with me! Camping and hiking mountains are my two favorite things about Colorado.