Lauren is our Academic Head of School. She graduated with a BA from UCT and a PGCE Cum Laude from UNISA, and is currently studying towards her Masters in Education. Lauren worked at Capella House for six years, teaching in the Foundation Phase, and then Intermediate Phase, overseeing the school’s curriculum, before joining LEA in 2019.
Lauren is passionate about progressive education and seeing the potential in each individual child. Her goal is to create a school environment where children have a voice, feel safe and happy, and are part of a culture of mutual respect and understanding. She believes that a child cannot learn from a place of unhappiness or fear and feels that building positive relationships is an integral part of this process – between learners, staff and parents alike. In her spare time Lauren loves spending time with her family, travelling, working in the garden, reading a good book, and walking her dog, Roxy.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin