Hello there! My name is Lauren Paley and I am a 5th grade teacher at Castro Elementary. I grew up in Cincinnati, OH and moved to Colorado in 2007 to attend Colorado College. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Policy from CC and received my Master’s Degree in Teaching from University of Denver. I have had the opportunity to teach in many different settings. I taught 5th grade at Balarat Outdoor Education Center in the mountains outside of Boulder, taught 4th grade math as a Denver Math Fellow and I taught English to businesspeople in Santiago, Chile. I absolutely love teaching 5th grade at Castro. Castro students really are the best! My favorite parts of 5th grade are all of the great books we read, teaching fractions in math, and our field trip to Balarat. Outside of school, I love to cook, travel, and knit! Thank you for taking the time to read my biography!