Lauren pfeffer stuart
Lauren is a National Board Certified English Language Arts teacher at El Rodeo School in the Beverly Hills Unified School District.
She currently is on the Board of Directors for EdReports, the Teacher Advisory board for Better Together CA, and is the district Subject Area Specialist. In addition, Lauren is a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellow, studying global education and will be spending time abroad Spring 2018 in a cultural exchange.
As a 2015-2017 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, she has worked on the issue of teacher preparation. In her first year she gathered teacher voice in collaboration with the US Department of Education which resulted in the report On Deck: Preparing the Next Generation of Teachers. For year two, Lauren partnered with the University of Kentucky and along with fellow Freeda Pirillis authored a new pre-service teacher competency map for their preparation program. She also worked with fellows Meghan Everette and Danielle Brown researching educator advocacy, and released a report entitled Hurdles and Hopes.
In 2017, she spent six weeks in Washington DC as the Kent B. Williamson Policy Fellow with the National Council of Teacher of English, where she worked on English Language Arts policy and advocacy.
She is a former Teach Plus California and former member of the Gates Foundation Teacher Advisory Council.
She began teaching in 2007 with the Los Angeles Unified School District. Lauren has a BA in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in Education from Pepperdine University.