Dear Parents,

My name is Lauren Shumaker and I will be student teaching in your child’s classroom this upcoming year. I am currently in my last year of college at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am excited to be a part of Ms. Doose’s classroom, because she used to be a teacher of mine. I have always had a passion to help and teach students, partly because of all of the positive teacher influences I have had in my life. I look forward to getting to know all of you and in turn, I'd like to tell you a little bit more about me..

I've always lived in the Chicago-land area, and that has brought about many interesting events and experiences in my life that help to make me a well-rounded individual. I have lived in Downers Grove for fifteen years, and completed most of my schooling here. I graduated with an Associates' Degree from College of DuPage in the Spring of 2017. I then moved on to my Bachelors' at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Going through a variety of school systems really has helped me experience and relate to many different forms of academic environments.

I look forward to speaking with all of you in the future and getting to know you all.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. I would love to hear from you!