Spring Branch Middle School 2014 Teacher of the Year - Lauren Hauver

Lauren Hauver
Spring Branch Middle School
Grade 8, Science

Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas), Masters of Education, Public School Administration, 2013-Present
Texas A&M University (College Station, Texas), Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2011

Teaching History                                    
Spring Branch Middle School, Spring Branch ISD, 2013-Present
O’Banion Middle School, Garland ISD, 2011-2013

Three years total of teaching experience

In her own words…

“Teaching and serving on a middle school campus is the greatest career choice in the world. I wake up each day knowing that I have the opportunity that day to be a student’s hero, a student’s pseudo-“mom,” a student’s ally on a hard day. When entering the career of education, I had a goal to change the world. That goal has morphed into a dream now of just changing the world for my students.”

In the words of others…

“Mrs. Hauver was born a teacher . . . Her love for knowledge is contagious, not only for her students, but for her colleagues. She works endless hours researching for that certain lesson, reading passage, diagram, or foldable that will help her students grasp the meaning of the subject and expand their knowledge . . . Lauren comes early and stays late to work with all of her students in tutorial sessions.”      
Scott McKie, Spring Branch Middle School Lead Science Teacher

“Positive, collaborative, student-centered, professional and energetic are adjectives that describe Lauren. Although this is Lauren’s first year at Spring Branch Middle, she has tremendously impacted the culture and climate of our campus.”               
 –Bryan Williams, Spring Branch Middle School Principal

Selected Honors, Awards & Activities:

Friends of Rachel Club, Sponsor, Spring Branch Middle School, 2013-Present
8th grade Team Leader, Spring Branch Middle School, 2013-Present
Campus Teacher of the Year Nominee, O’Banion Middle School, 2012-2013


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