A childhood steeped in the dichotomy of an om chanting, asana devotee mother and an anesthesiologist father: Loren’s thought processes are rooted in the balance of science and spirit. She thrives in understanding connection, nuances, and the spaces in between. Loren spent 5 years in the classroom from kindergarten to eighth grade in public and private schools and every subject in between. Regardless of the age or the discipline, Loren’s classroom is filled with joy, giggles, and lots of conversation. In her classroom the academic time is viewed as equally as important as the moments in between. Loren understands that academic growth comes when young people feel safe, loved, seen, and heard — when humanity is honored, elevated, and represented.
The balance between science and spirit can be seen in Loren’s training and education. Loren is certified to teach K-8 in all subjects and 6-12 math and science in the state of Colorado. She has attended trainings in Orton-Gillingham, Depth and Complexity, AVID, and School Retool. She received her Master’s in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she worked with the esteemed EASEL lab to explore the effects of high quality SEL interventions on the social-emotional development of youth. Specifically, she worked on adapting SEL interventions to small group and virtual settings.
By day she works at High Tech Middle North County and by night she is earning her second Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from High Tech High Graduate School of Education. She fills the spaces in between with teaching yoga, reading, fermenting sourdough, struggling to say no, trail running, over-extending herself, and giggling (as much as possible). Her secret to keeping it together – movement, a good cry, and reminding herself that permitting error is essential for progress.