Lauren Davis was born and raised in San Francisco, the daughter of two teachers. She moved to Boston for college, where she studied Child Development at Tufts University. She then attended grad school at Columbia Teachers College, earning her master’s degree in Elementary Inclusive Education. Lauren has been working with children at summer camps and programs since she was in high school. While at Teachers College, Lauren student taught fourth grade at PS 321 in Brooklyn and first grade at Manhattan School for Children (PS 333). She then taught second grade for two years at The Chapin School, a private girls school on the Upper East Side.

Lauren is thrilled to be a part of PS 527 and proud to be a founding staff member! She strongly believes in the school’s goal of fostering a joy for learning as well as a desire to help others through social action projects. During the past seven years at PS 527, Lauren has worked to promote a warm and engaging environment that encourages diversity, empathy, creativity, and critical thinking. When designing and differentiating curriculum, Lauren takes into account both the academic and social-emotional needs of each student so that everyone feels valued and safe. Lauren believes that teaching children about the world around them empowers them to become active and curious citizens in our increasingly global society.

Outside of school, Lauren enjoys traveling, exploring NYC, reading, watching movies, and playing with her dog, Albus Dumbledog. Lauren has loved being a part of the exciting first seven years of PS 527 and developing partnerships with students, families, and staff as the school has grown. She looks forward to continuing to work with the wonderful PS 527 families in the years to come!