Director of Early Childhood Education
Organization: Nobel Learning Communities Inc.
Dr. Lauren Starnes is an expert in the field of early childhood education. Having dual doctorates in both child development and educational leadership, she currently works as the Executive Director of Professional Development for Primrose School Franchising Company. In this role, she leads and facilitates instructor-led and eLearning professional development for all stakeholders in the 420+ Primrose Schools. In Lauren’s prior role, she led the Early Childhood Education department for a private education company, authoring their proprietary early childhood curriculum, and leading professional development creation and delivery. 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, consulting and serving as a support professional for children with autism, and serving as an embedded instructional coach for preschool teachers. She has worked as a school principal for multiple different schools 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 sports.