Lauren Oliver

Dear Parents and Guardians,

My name is Lauren Oliver.  I am a student at Metropolitan State College of Denver,and I am working on on  getting my Elementary Education Licensure.  I have always enjoyed spending time with and working with children.  When I was in younger, I was a nanny for various families; furthermore, I babysat through out middleschool.  Upon graduating high school, I was not sure which profession to pursue.  After a few years of generaleducation courses, I was assigned to perform ten hours of community service for a class.  I decided to volunteer in a preschool classroom.  I instantly realized that working with children was where I was meant to be.  I received my Early Childhood Teacher Certificate and an Early Childhood Director Certificate.

I spent three years working as an assistant teacher and a lead teacher at Arapahoe Community College’s Child Development Center.  From there, I went to St. Andrew Children’s Learning Center and was a lead teacher.  I worked with students from two years old to eight years of age.  I gained experience in everything from planning lessons, parent-teacher conferences, and assessments, to building student portfolios.  My first couple years were a challenge; naturally, I was confronted by various unknown situations, which I had to figure out what worked and what did not work.  Yet looking back, I would not change a thing.  I learned so much and grew as an educator.  I am confident that my previous experience will be very helpful in my career as an elementary educator.

In addition to my teaching experience, I spent two years as a softball coach for eleven and twelve year old girls.  I truly enjoyed this experience and working with older children.  Not only did I feel that I was able to provide the girls with softball skills, but I was a positive mentor and role model for them.  The experience as a coach further reinforced that I would like to work with students of all ages.

One often hears an educator say teaching is what they are meant to do.  This is true for me as well.  I am a people person.  I love the interaction that takes place between individuals and the bonds that can be formed.  I am an extremely compassionate and caring person.  I have always wanted to help others and truly make a difference in someone’s life.  Everyday in the classroom I aspire to be the best teacher I can be and to give each student the very best education that they deserve.  I am very excited to be working in your child’s classroom and continue this journey towards becoming an elementary school educator.

Sincerely,

Lauren Oliver

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