Lauren Pirc, B.S., Elementary Education

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Miss Lauren is thrilled to continue working on the academic team for the upcoming school year! This summer she co-taught the 4’s camp, and this fall she is leading one of the junior kindergarten classes. Lauren is also looking forward to teaching extended day classes.

In 2017 Lauren received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University with endorsements in the areas of social sciences, reading, and language arts. During her time at Illinois State, Lauren had the opportunity to work with children ages preschool through fifth grade. During her two semesters of student teaching, she was able to apply her previous three years of college coursework to the classroom, and always make learning fun for her students. Also while at Illinois State University, Lauren was involved in Student Education Association (SEA), National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and Kappa Delta Epsilon (honor’s education fraternity). Before starting her career at Black Bear Academy, Lauren worked as a special education preschool assistant, camp counselor, daycare caregiver, and nanny. Lauren has also attended various professional development seminars discussing topics of technology in the classroom, autism, sensory needs in children, and more!


In her free time, Lauren enjoys doing yoga, running in 5k’s, skiing in the wintertime, exploring new things to do in the city, and traveling! Her favorite places to travel to are Naples, Orlando, and Lake Geneva!