Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Lauren Daugherty
I am a proud native of Durham! I had the opportunity to attend Durham School of The Arts for middle and high school. Upon graduating from high school, I attended THE North Carolina A&T State University (Aggie Pride!) where I received my Bachelor's in Psychology. After graduating from college, I was accepted into Teach For America- Cleveland. While in Ohio, I taught middle school science to a group of wonderful and brilliant children. Subsequently, I joined Teach For America's staff as an Instructional Coach. After five years of living in Cleveland, I had enough of the brutal winters and decided to return home. I had the opportunity to teach at Neal Middle School for one year before pursuing my Master's in School Administration. I love what I do, and I have my students to thank. I am in this profession because of them!
Why I love MECME...
I am in awe of the work teachers and school leaders are doing for students in this community. I am moved by the creativity, innovation, and risks MECME is taking to provide kids with access and opportunities centered around the natural world.