Lauren is a member of senior administration and oversees educational, psychological and therapeutic programs impacting diverse learners. She spearheaded the creation of The Kimel Centre for Inclusion, a state-of-the-art learning facility. Lauren obtained her Master of Education from McGill University with specializations in Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education.
Prior to joining Netivot, Lauren served as the School Improvement Consultant for Montreal’s Jewish day school system. Lauren guided senior administration in identifying, developing and implementing sustainable solutions to achieve each school's strategic priorities. She worked at the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre and encouraged schools to attain international standards of educational excellence.
Most recently Lauren received UJA’s prestigious Community Inclusion Award of Excellence as her efforts resulted in a more inclusive Jewish community for people with special needs. Lauren was granted the Dr. John A. Bryant Memorial Award for her significant contributions as an inclusion practitioner. She was the recipient of the Phyllis Shapiro Award and the Chantal Malard Memorial Prize for excellence and innovation in teaching. Lauren is certified by the Ministère de l'Éducation du Loisir et du Sport and the Ontario College of Teachers.