Phone: 707-542-6272 ext. 221
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Mrs. Lauren Woodward
I am so excited to be your child's 2nd grade teacher! I absolutely love my job and look forward to an exciting and educational year for your children. I have been teaching at Yulupa since 2008, and couldn't imagine a better environment for learning and growing! I taught kindergarten here for 4 years and the rest teaching 2nd grade!
I received by B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development from Sonoma State University. I then completed my Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and Masters of Science in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Intruction at Dominican University. During my teaching credential program, I student taught at Yulupa and Strawberry Schools and had experiences in a wide range of grade levels! I was extremely fortunate to begin my teaching career at such a wonderful school and foresee many years ahead of me at Yulupa!
One of the main goals I have as an educator is to help foster in children a love of learning and to empower them to become lifelong learners. I, myself, love learning and think I will always be a student as well as a teacher. It is important to me to help students develop a strong sense of self-confidence in their journey as a learner, having many opportunities to be proud of their successes and grow from their challenges.
Outside of my classroom, I stay busy spending time with my two daughters Ellie and Everly, my husband James, and our two dogs Missy and Ninja. As a family we enjoy bike riding, hiking, camping, traveling, skiing, reading, and playing card games together.
I look forward to getting to know all of your children and to sharing an exciting and educational year with them!