Lauryn has over 10 years experience as an elementary classroom teacher, literacy instructional coach and culturally responsive trainer. She was formerly a teaching and learning specialist with Teaching Tolerance. She holds a bachelor's degree in American Studies and a master's of education degree in culturally responsive teaching, both from the University of Colorado. She is currently working on her doctorate in education at Vanderbilt University. Lauryn has a passion for educating teachers on engagement strategies and is particularly interested in closing the opportunity gap for young males of color. She is the Director of Equity for Wake County Public Schools in North Carolina. 

Articles by Lauryn

Equity Work Should Start From the Top

Two former leaders of one of the nation’s largest school districts encourage their fellow school and district leaders to work for equity in their schools and share their expertise and recommendations.

Toolkit for "The School-to-Deportation Pipeline"

Educators can take steps to stop the school-to-deportation pipeline. Use this toolkit to learn more about how you can reduce the risks undocumented students face.

Planting the Seeds for Student Growth

Sometimes, a small gesture makes an incredible impact. This former teacher reflects on how her son’s preschool teacher worked to build authentic relationships with her students.

How We Choose to Remember

TT Teaching and Learning Specialist Lauryn Mascareñaz reflects on her visit to the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice, a necessary space that speaks to our nation’s need to confront its racial history.

Five Things for Educators to Keep in Mind After March for Our Lives

This weekend's #MarchforOurLives demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and around the world show the power of student activism. This TT staffer and former elementary teacher has some recommendations for talking with students about the march.
A map of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi with overlaid images of key state symbols and of people in community

Learning for Justice in the South

When it comes to investing in racial justice in education, we believe that the South is the best place to start. If you’re an educator, parent or caregiver, or community member living and working in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana or Mississippi, we’ll mail you a free introductory package of our resources when you join our community and subscribe to our magazine.

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