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Lauren Popeck, M.A.

Adjunct Faculty in Education

Interest and areas of expertise

Lauren grew up in southeastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Messiah College with her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). After serving in a year-long urban education fellowship in Boston, Massachusetts, she accepted an elementary teaching position in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She has been teaching in the Harrisburg School District ever since- leading classrooms at both the Kindergarten and Second Grade levels and earning her Reading Specialist certification through her graduate program at Michigan State University. Lauren enjoys working with Messiah College pre-service teachers as well as supporting the Messiah College and Downey Elementary School partnership.

Her scholarship interests include:
Urban Education
School Culture & Climate
Trauma-Responsive Education
Social and Emotional Learning
Community Partnerships
Literacy & Language Instruction

Lauren enjoys reading, letter-writing, biking, and traveling.

1 John 4:19: “We love because He first loved us.”
Education overview: M.A., Teaching and Curriculum with a Specialization in Literacy and Language Instruction, Michigan State University
B.S., Early Childhood Education with Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Messiah College
Classes I teach: EDME 516: Multi-Tiered System of Supports for Learning and Behavior