Lauren believes in an holistic approach to education where a teacher’s role is to provide academic guidance whilst promoting student wellbeing and offering pastoral support that allows all students to thrive. She is passionate about enabling students to practice their leadership skills and motivating them to apply their academic knowledge successfully in their life beyond formal schooling. For her unwavering support for her students, Lauren was nominated for the Stanford University Award for Exceptional Teaching by one of her IB students in 2016.
Lauren joined the British International School, Ho Chi Minh City in August 2010. She has a degree in English and Psychology and received her PGCE in Psychology from Keele University in the UK. Now Assistant Head Teacher, she has previously held roles as Head of Department, Head of Year, and Head of Sixth Form, and it is the pastoral roles that she believes have the deepest impact on student success. She has provided advice on time management and organisation, created opportunities for students to develop life skills beyond the classroom, ensured that they are well-supported across their subjects and helped them to maintain a balance as they go through the IB Diploma. In her current role she demonstrates her passion for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, widening student understanding and actions towards these goals.
Before moving to Vietnam, Lauren spent four years in east England where she taught A-level Psychology, Key Stage 3 PSHE and developed the Key Stage 4 Citizenship program. Since joining BIS HCMC she has shown dedication and commitment to developing the school environment through co-curricular provision and has increased the Student Leadership opportunities within the school. She has been involved in the running of Board Games Club, Model United Nations, and now the Global Goals Project, and helped to introduce a scuba diving trip for Year 12 students.