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Get to Know ECE Student Lauren Myers!

Updated: May 10, 2023

Hi! My name is Lauren Myers, and I am a sophomore majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in TESOL K-12. I am a first generation college student.

I am the youngest of three kids, and I am so grateful for my family. I spend a lot of time with them and it is always crazy! Growing up, our house was the go-to place to hang out. Both of my parents have shown me to how hard work and see the joy in every situation, even when life isn't going well.

A few of my hobbies includes hanging out

with friends, spending time outside, reading, and traveling. I have been to over 40 states, and I hope to make it to 50 before 2023! One of my favorite things to do while traveling is exploring the nature that is special to the place I am in. One of my favorite areas is Philadelphia. I love the beautiful flowers in the landscapes throughout the city. I love road trips and making new friends wherever and whenever I can.

I was born and raised in Navarre Beach,

Florida but I typically tell people I am from Destin or Pensacola, Florida, which are both just a short drive away from Navarre. I live a few minutes from the beach, and it is a huge blessing to be so close because I could spend hours and hours there. I love how clear the water is. Outside of hurricane season, it is always a beautiful day with pure white sand and crystal-clear emerald water. You have probably seen this beach in the film Jaws II, where it looks just the same, just without all the sharks.

I served a Church mission in Denver, Colorado where I learned to love the mountains almost as much as I love the beach. My mission gave me the opportunity to teach in every circumstance which helped me to realize that I love teaching people, especially kids. I served during COVID-19 and got to relearn every teaching technique I had learned before the pandemic in a new way. I love the excitement and joy that a fun lesson can bring to kids. I can not wait to have my own classroom and to help children find their voice and advocate for them the way my teachers have advocated for me.

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