Teacher of the Year
Congratulations to Ms. Lauren Abrams, Clark Creek STEM Academy’s Teacher of the Year. She currently teaches Fourth Grade Reading and Language Arts. She will tell you that her teaching career began over twenty-five years ago, as a little girl who tried to mimic her favorite teachers in her own “classroom.” Over the past seven years as an educator, Ms. Abrams has watched her dreams come to fruition, even having the opportunity to teach at the same elementary school that she attended as a student!
Since those early days in her education, she graduated magna cum laude from Georgia Highlands College and Kennesaw State University obtaining an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. Never wanting her professional learning to end, she also earned Reading, Science, and Gifted Endorsements, as well as Special Education Certification. Currently, Ms. Abrams is pursuing a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University.
Students in her classroom become so much more than just that throughout the school year. Ms. Abrams considers her class family! One that sings (or raps!), dances, and supports one another! She is a firm believer that a positive learning environment facilitates successes in other areas than just academics. Students learn to embrace differences that make each of them unique. Through the enhanced opportunities that STEM integration allows, students are able to foster a deeper understanding of how all are part of a team.
Ms. Abrams was honored to be named Clark Creek STEM Academy’s Teacher of the Year. She believes you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with, and recognizes that Clark Creek is full of the best and hardest working educators in Cherokee County. Ms. Abrams loves being continually challenged by colleagues to see what can be done bigger and better for our students.