Thursday, May 7, 2015

Meet Lauren...

the newest member of our Preschool Readers team!
(for even more exciting news be sure to read this newsletter in its entirety)
I’m excited to announce that Lauren Bentz is now one of our Tampa preschool reading specialists!

Lauren is an enthusiastic and passionate teacher with Hillsborough County School District. She has served as a teacher with the county for the past five years.  Lauren received her Bachelor's in Education from the University of Tampa in 2009 and is currently back at UT working on her Masters in Curriculum and Development (due to finish this summer).  Aside from school, Lauren is active in the Tampa Bay community.  She serves as a volunteer on the University of Tampa's National Alumni Board and is an active member with The Junior League of Tampa.

Fun Q & A with Lauren:

Q: When you were a child, what story did you love to read (or have read to you)?
A: Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran

Q: Now that you are an adult, what children’s book do you like and feel all kids should have on their bookshelf?
A: The "Fletcher" books: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves, Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms, and Fletcher and the Snowflake Christmas

Q: Why do you love reading?
A: Reading takes me away to amazing or magical places I've never been to meet extraordinary people I would never meet on a normal day.

Q: What is one word you would use to describe yourself as a preschooler?
A: Imaginative

Q: Who was your favorite childhood teacher and why?
A: Mrs. Viverka because she was kind and patient. (Kindergarten Teacher)

Q: Why do you love teaching?
A: I love teaching because of children. They are unlike adults in that they are untouched by life. They are honest, creative, and have bright dreams for their futures. They can be dancers, singers, president, or even Mickey Mouse if they wish to be. I want to be a part of making their dreams come true.

Q: Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you'd know_____.
A: I am still a dreamer with quite an imagination.

Welcome Lauren!

Even MORE exciting news:
Preschool Readers is now open for enrollment in the following areas of New Jersey: Little Silver, Rumson, Navesink, West Long Branch, Oceanport and Ocean.  PLEASE SPREAD THE NEWS!!
Happy reading,
Preschool Reading Specialist & Owner, Preschool Readers

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