Hey, I’m Lauren!
I help elementary teachers streamline their phonics and reading instruction by giving them all of the information and resources they need to maximize every reading lesson and raise their students reading levels once and for all. ?? Because I struggled to learn how to read as a child, I’m phonics-obsessed and love seeing the “reading lightbulb” go off in my students’ eyes!
I’ve previously taught K-6 intervention, Kindergarten ESL, K-3 reading intervention and first grade in Southern California.
When I started my first job teaching K-6 intervention, I was literally given an old, rundown trailer as a classroom. It was empty, as in, no resources inside. They pulled some desks and chairs out of a storage pod and said, “Ok, teach!” ?
I realized that I had zero curriculum and zero books. I had just gotten married, and I knew I couldn’t afford going to the teacher supply store and spending $30 on a workbook. Especially since one workbook wasn’t going to span seven grade levels! ?
Luckily, I had a lot of practice creating resources on the computer. My mom was a Kindergarten teacher my whole life, and I spent my summers asking her what I could make for classroom. (I happily created everything Microsoft Publisher, no less! ? It’s a little strange, I know. But hey, God has used what I used to consider weird quirks and turned them into something awesome!
I also loved reading educational research. I combined best practices with resource creation and spent all of my nights and weekends making the resources that I needed for every objective and lesson I was asked to cover in intervention.
When teachers would ask me where I got my resources, I would be somewhat embarrassed to tell them that I made them myself. ?
One day, my mom discovered Teachers Pay Teachers. She encouraged me to post all of the resources I had been making on the site . I didn’t think that anyone would want them, but my husband convinced me to try anyway. The rest is pretty much history. ?
Speaking of history, I did all of my teacher-schooling at California Baptist University. #GoLancers
I have a bachelor’s degree, Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential and a master’s degree in educational technology with a focus in instructional computer applications. (EEEEkkk, my nerdy side is showing again! ?)
In 2016, my husband and I made the difficult decision that I would stop teaching full time to pursue infertility treatments. I miss teaching like crazy ?, but I volunteer in the classroom and I stay connected with this amazing online teacher community.
Taking the time off has been totally worth it, as I finally gave birth to our daughter, Leightyn, in 2019!
Meet Team A Teachable Teacher!
You didn’t think I could create all of this content alone, did you? ?
I hit a point in my small teacher business journey where I realized that in order to serve YOU the way that I dreamed of being able to, I would need to have other teachers working with me.
I’m so blessed to able to work with these fabulous teachers every day and that we get to serve YOU together!
Hey, I’m Kelly!
I’ve been fascinated by child development since I took a class in high school. The more I learned, the more I knew I wanted to work with kids.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. I was honored to be a part of Teach For America in 2012 where I also earned a certification in Early Childhood Education. More recently I completed my National Board Teaching Certificate as an Early Childhood Generalist. I have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade in Oklahoma for six years. My heart is definitely in early childhood!
My favorite part of the classroom is building a culture of encouraging and celebrating one another as we reach all of our academic and social goals. For the past 3 years I have had the opportunity to work with teachers all over the country on reading, phonics, math, STEAM and arts integration.
I currently live in Oklahoma with my husband and 1 year old. We love to visit my home state of Oregon as often as we can.
Hey, I’m Elena!
I’m a wife, mom, and teacher in sunny Southern California!
I received my bachelor’s degree, Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, and Master of Science in education, all from California Baptist University. I’ve taught second and third grade!
I love the fact that as a teacher, I get to create a safe and happy environment for my students to come to every day.
When I’m not teaching or working, you can find me hiking with my husband and son, hanging out at Disneyland, or creating something for my classroom with my Cricut!
Fun fact: My husband and I attended the same preschool, elementary school, middle school, high school, AND college and never met until after we graduated!
(And in case you’re thinking: Wow, she looks a lot like Lauren! or Hey, they went to the same university! Yeah, I’m Lauren’s younger sister! ?)