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Mrs. Lauren Lindstrom-Rudolph
Hello Trailside Community! It is my pleasure to be starting my sixth year as an Instructional Specialist at Trailside Middle School. This year I am serving in the role of the Special Education Subject Area Lead Teacher and will be working across grade levels and contents with our special education students.
I am a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University (WE ARE!), and I acquired both my Bachelor's of Science in Special Education and my Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction there. In the spring, I finished my coursework and now hold a secondary Master's in Educational Leadership from George Mason.
Originally I hail from Cinnaminson, New Jersey, so I am very much a Jersey girl! I spent and still spend my summers with my family in Ocean City, New Jersey, and it is certainly my happy place. However, Happy Valley, PA has become my second home, and I am a die-hard fan of anything Penn State, especially THON. During my last year at Penn State I was honored to be chosen to dance in Penn State's 2014 IFC/Panhellenic 46-Hour Dance Marathon for pediatric cancer. From 2015-2018, I proudly brought Mini THON to Trailside, raising more than $34,000 for pediatric cancer. This year we will be taking a break from Mini Thon, but be on the lookout for its return in the future!
As an instructional specialist, my goal this year, and every year, is to establish lasting relationships with my students in order to empower them to be the absolute best thinkers, workers, creators, and members of society that they can possibly be. Working with children is sincerely my passion, and I cannot WAIT to make a difference in the lives of my students during my time at Trailside!
"Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be." --Rita Pierson