Director of Early Childhood Education
Organization: Nobel Learning Communities Inc.
Dr. Lauren Starnes is an expert in the field of early childhood education. Having pursued doctoral studies in both child development and educational leadership, she currently works as the Director of Early Childhood Education for Nobel Learning Communities, a large, private, for-profit provider of early childhood and K12 schools across the United States. In this role, she supports curriculum development and implementation, professional development creation and delivery, and ongoing coaching and development of the talented men and women leading the Nobel schools. Lauren has worked at every level of early childhood education. While she began her formal career teaching at the university level, she has prior experience teaching within preschools serving as a support professional for children with autism and coach for fellow preschool teachers. She has worked as a school principal for multiple different preschools and remains actively involved as a voice for early childhood education in various professional associations. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family and cheering on her two sons in baseball and soccer.