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Lauren Purdy

Elementary school educator


Educator with seven years of experience working in the Primary Years Program teaching multiple grades. Believes in creating an atmosphere where students feel comfortable being risk takers.

Career History

Aug 2016Present

Grade One Teacher

American Community School Amman
Aug 2014June 2016

Grade One Team Leader / Grade One Teacher

American International School of Kuwait
  • planned units with a team of 6 other teachers
  • implemented character based education (Kelso's Choice)
  • collaborated with and delegated tasks to a full time teaching assistant
  • created balanced literacy lessons with guided reading and Readers and Writers Workshop
  • used the Daily 5 and CAFE framework to guide Literacy centers
Aug 2010Jun 2014

Grade Four Team Leader / Grade Four Teacher

American International School of Kuwait
  • selected as Grade Level Leader of 6 member team, acted as a liaison between administration and colleagues
  • planned and led weekly meetings
  • provided assistance and resources to team members
  • completed grade level supply order
  • planned grade 4 assembly
  • planned trans-disciplinary lessons incorporating math and literacy into units of inquiry
  • planned and differentiated lessons for diverse needs of students
  • integrated The Responsive Classroom approach to teaching into the classroom
Aug 2009Jun 2010

Kindergarten Teacher

American International School of Kuwait
  • developed and implemented inquiry and play based learning for all subject areas
  • collaborated with and delegated tasks to a full time teaching assistant


Sept 2015Present

Masters in Multi-disciplinary Studies

State University New York Buffalo
Sept 2015Dec 2016

Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy

Sep 2007Dec 2008

Bachelor of University Studies in Elementary Education

University of Maine at Fort Kent
Sep 2006May 2007

Certificate d'Etudes Francais

Universite Marc Bloc
Sep 2002May 2006

Bachelor of Arts

Mount Allison University
  • Major in English/Minor in History

Professional development

IB Workshops:

  • Inquiry
  • Transdisciplinary Learning
  • Assessment
  • The Role of Mathematics
  • Concept Based Learning
  • The Written Curriculum
  • Teaching and Learning in the PYP

Visible Thinking Workshop

Professional Educators Around Kuwait Workshops

Developmental Reading Assessment Training

Literacy Professional Learning Community

Math Professional Learning Community

Differentiation Workshop

Adaptive Schools with Bridget Doogan

Readers Workshop with Carrie Ekey

Assessment Literacy with Bridget Doogan

extracurricular involvement


  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • JV Girls and Boys Basketball
  • Under 14 Boys Basketball
  • Tier II Under 14 Girls Soccer
  • Elementary Girls Basketball


  • Grade 5 Exhibition Mentor
  • Student Leadership Council Facilitator