Lauren Taylor

BACHELOR OF ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

MA EDUCATION, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY

After 20 years of Catholic Education that began at American Martyrs School in Manhattan Beach, Lauren Taylor developed her cherished Catholic values and traditions, and pursued further education at Marymount High School in Los Angeles, a B.A. from University of San Diego, and most recently, a Masters of Education and California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Loyola Marymount University.

Ms. Taylor recognizes that her quality Catholic education has set her up for the academic success that she has achieved, and also has brought her back full circle to teach in an elementary Catholic school setting, so that she can provide children with the same education and opportunity.

Ms. Taylor has been teaching 3rd grade at Good Shepherd since 2012. She believes that third grade is a pivotal year where students are introduced to the skills they need to become responsible for their academic and emotional success.

When teaching. Ms. Taylor first considers the individual strengths and needs of her students, and also the Common Core State Standards and learning goals, technology, and then throws in some fun! She has high expectations for all students, and also helps them set individual goals throughout the year.

Ms. Taylor recognizes that today’s students need differentiated instruction in order to succeed academically and to become self-directed learners. She is in total partnership with the School Philosophy and Mission Statement at Good Shepherd Catholic School, as well as the School-wide Learning Expectations. In addition to being a classroom teacher, she also holds other responsibilities such as cross country coach, yearbook chair and lower level chair.

When she is not at Good Shepherd, Ms. Taylor enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending Kings, Lakers & Chargers games, going out to eat, playing tennis, traveling, and going to the beach.