About Miss Lauren Golman
Welcome to fourth grade! I am looking forward to the 2018-2019 school year! This year will be my 18th year teaching and my 11th year at UP. Majority of my teaching experience has been in the fourth grade classroom, but I have also taught third and fifth grade. Born and raised in Dallas,Texas, I attended school in Richardson Independent School District and graduated from JJ Pearce High School. After high school, I went to the University of Texas at Austin where I studied general and special education. Hook ‘Em Horns! Several years later, I attended SMU for graduate school where my focus was literacy and gifted education. I am a certified ABYDOS writing trainer in the state of Texas and will be recertifying for the third time this year! Last, but not least, I was voted by my peers as UP’s Teacher of the Year during the 2011-2012 school year. Representing UP and my peers was a great honor I’ll always cherish.
When I’m not working, I’m happiest spending time with my family, dog, and friends. My dog, Patches, is 13 years YOUNG. Simply put- he’s my everything. I have two nephews, Griffin and Jagger. Being their aunt brings me endless joy that I’ll always cherish. During my free time, I enjoy going to the movies, taking family vacations to California, browsing bookstores, shopping, cooking, trying new restaurants in Dallas, and, of course, reading and writing for various purposes, including fun! In addition, I’m a loyal and avid Dallas Cowboys fan! Let's go Cowboys!
My teaching philosophy comes from a combination of the various degrees and certifications I have earned, my personal experiences as a student and teacher, excellent professional development opportunities I have attended, and my continued passion and dedication to grow and evolve as an educator. Teaching truly is a work of heart. In an effort to ensure a positive and successful school year, I believe in building a classroom community where my students are comfortable being themselves. They realize the value of taking risks and the benefits of learning from their mistakes. Through class meetings, plenty of opportunities to collaborate with peers and teachers, engagement in authentic and memorable learning experiences, personal effort and commitment, and realizing the benefits of learning from our mistakes, academic and social growth is inevitable.