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My name is Lauri Kennedy and I teach ESL at UP. This is my thirteenth year teaching and my eighth year at UP. I started my teaching career in Duncanville ISD where I taught first grade, second grade and ESL. I earned my teaching degree from Texas Tech University.

I love teaching ESL at UP. It is so wonderful working with our students who come from all over the world and speak so many different languages. Our ESL students this year speak ten different languages. It is a privilege for me to spend time with them teaching English and learning about all of their different cultures.

When I am not at work, I am with my family. I have a husband named Wade who is also an educator. He teaches in Richardson ISD. We have been married for ten years. We have three little girls named Gracie, Maggie and Julia.