Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Lauren Carlson
I am beyond excited for our year together at Trailside Middle. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to support our students as the 8th-Grade Dean! I attended Loudoun County Public Schools myself (Go Titans!), and I am proud to be able to give back to a community that has given me so much. I attended both undergraduate and graduate school at James Madison University (Go Dukes!) to obtain my Master's degree in Special Education with concentrations in both math and science, with an additional certification in Algebra I. Upon returning to LCPS, I taught in the elementary school setting before finding my true home as a middle school teacher! Recently, I attended George Washington University to obtain my Post-Master Certificate for Educational Leadership.
When I’m not working or volunteering in schools, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our puppy, Charlie! I love being outdoors, whether it be biking, hiking, or anything else that gets me out there and exploring! I also enjoy watching and going to sports games, trying new restaurants, and finding time to relax and read.
I am incredibly excited to be a part of the Trailside family. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or comments about anything. I look forward to working with each and every one of you during this wonderful year!