About Miss Lauren Golman
Welcome to fourth grade! I am looking forward to the 2020-2021 school year! This year will be my 20th year teaching and my 13th year at UP. Born and raised in Dallas,Texas, I attended school in Richardson Independent School District and graduated from J.J. 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 hold Texas educator certifications in the areas of general education, ESL, special education, Master Reading Teacher, and gifted education. 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 15 years young. In a nutshell- he means the world to me! I have two nephews, Griffin (5) and Jagger (4). Being their aunt brings me endless joy. During my free time this summer, I enjoyed early morning walks outside, doing puzzles with my mom, reading, shopping online, and baking. I'm a loyal Dallas Cowboys fan, and my favorite place to vacation is California.
My teaching philosophy comes from the 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, and I couldn't ask for a better place to share my heart than with the UP Panthers.