I am Lauren Carlson. I’m a White settler Canadian living on Treaty 4 land in Regina, Saskatchewan. I’m a second year education student at the University of Regina working towards my Bachelor of Education degree in the BEAD program (Bachelor of Education After Degree). I completed my Biology degree in 2005 and after a 14 year hiatus working with the RCMP and then in environmental/buildings consulting, I decided to return to school to follow my dream of becoming an educator. My passion is nature as well as the human condition which is fitting considering I hope to teach biology or social studies. Above all of this I am very passionate about kindness and empathy and hope to pass along these values to my future students.
I have three amazing children, Cole (11), Rhett (9), Sean (4), and a wonderfully supportive husband, Brad, whom I credit with me being able to return to school at this point in my life. We also have our fur-baby, Juno, who we adopted from a local dog rescue three years ago. The five of us live in Regina, Saskatchewan where we love to watch Saskatchewan Roughrider games, go for walks, and run the kids to various sports and activities. We also enjoy spending time each summer at Kenosee and Waskesiu lakes. When I have time for myself, I enjoy reading, gardening, listening to podcasts, and doing jigsaw puzzles.
I am very excited to be starting this new chapter of my career and life. It was a huge leap making the decision to return to school and I’d be lying if I said it hasn’t been a challenge not only for me, but also for my family. I’m so grateful I decided to do so and I can’t wait to get into the classroom and learn from my future colleagues and students.