Grades 5-8 Writing Specialist
Mrs. Lauren Bear

Education
English Major (Departmental Highest Honors, Latin Honors, Phi Beta Kappa) from UCLA

Areas of Advanced Study
Literacy and Language Arts Masters/Professional Secondary English Credential from Loyola Marymount
Teaching Fellow for the Holocaust Center for Humanity (2016 Cohort)

Began teaching in 2008.
Teaching at Holy Family since 2011.

What I love about teaching writing at Holy Family School:
I love that every night I go to sleep absolutely exhausted and completely fulfilled. I love witnessing my students have their “lightbulb” moments when they just get it. I love being a mentor to children and supporting their gifts. I love that they make me laugh every single day. I love that every class has its own special quirks and personalities.

Why I became a teacher:
I became a teacher because I’m obsessed with reading and writing, and I felt I needed to pass on that obsession to a new generation! Teaching isn’t glamorous work, but it’s important work, and I feel proud of what I do. I also appreciate the sense of community that comes from a Catholic school setting.

Favorite Scripture Verse:
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope. When you call me, when you go to pray to me, I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:11