Vice President of Early Childhood Education
Organization: Primrose Schools
Dr. Lauren Starnes is an expert in the field of early childhood education and currently serves as the Vice President of Early Childhood Education for Primrose Schools. Havin completed doctoral programs in both child development and educational leadership, Lauren served as Executive Director of Professional Development for Primrose School Franchising Company for the two years prior to her positioning in her current role. 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 spectrum disorders, and coach for fellow preschool teachers. She has worked as a school principal for multiple different preschools and elementary school programs, has consulted for different early childhood education and educational product companies, lead the Education Department for a large corporate childcare company, and remains actively involved as a voice for early childhood education in various professional associations. Lauren is well published in a variety of journals and will release her first book in the Fall of 2021. When not working, Lauren enjoys spending time traveling and cheering on her two sons in baseball.