Lauren Kaufman is an educator whose professional passion is to empower teachers to lead and develop lifelong literacy practices in all learners. She has worked as an elementary classroom teacher, literacy specialist, and instructional coach. She is currently a middle school literacy specialist and mentor coordinator in Long Island, NY. Lauren has led teams developing units of study in reading and writing, has provided educators with job-embedded professional learning, and guides new teachers through acclimating to a school system. You can connect with Lauren on her website, on Twitter, or on Instagram.