Lauren Pfeffer Stuart

Lauren Pfeffer Stuart

Lauren is a National Board Certified English Language Arts teacher at El Rodeo School in the Beverly Hills Unified School District and has been teaching nine years. She is a 2015 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, a Teach Plus Organizer-in-Residence and a 2016 Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow. She began teaching in 2007 with the Los Angeles Unified School District. In 2011 she collaborated with teachers from Shanghai with support from the California International Education Foundation. For the past four years, she’s been implementing the co-teaching model in her classroom. She currently teaches 8th grade and serves on the Instructional Leadership Team and the district GATE committee. Lauren has a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Education from Pepperdine University.

How I learned to be a better teacher from my immigrant students

I was born in Colombia, so I thought was uniquely positioned to understand what my 8th grade students were going through, given that many of them were not born in the United States. I could not have been more wrong. With immigration as a hot button issue in the upcoming election, we need to address the challenges immigrant students face… Read more →

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