About Lauren


I am a writer and an educator living in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. I’ve been involved with independent education since 2002 at North Country School in Lake Placid, NY. 

Although I’ve traveled a fair amount in my adult life, enjoying it a great deal, I find comfort and peace at home. My husband and I have two sons; one is a recent college graduate making his way in the world. Our younger son died tragically by suicide in 2018 at age sixteen, which thrust me on an unexpected and unwanted journey into grief, sorrow, and strength. Those pieces inform much of my writing, social-emotional skill building with students, speaking engagements, and artwork.

I have a Master of Science degree in Counseling, my National Counselor Certification, and hold permanent school counseling certification in New York State.

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