As Education Leadership Coach, Lauren will develop, coach, and support 11 Change Agents across the MS Delta as they lead change in their individual schools and districts.
Lauren Huddleston has been deeply involved in education for the past twenty years in multiple capacities, including teaching, administration, and coaching. Previously, Lauren served as an Academic Designer for Imagine Learning in addition to instructional coaching for local districts. Before that, Lauren served as a humanities content specialist for Teach for America-Greater Delta, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Over the past six years, she has trained and developed over 200 teachers in content, pedagogy, and leadership with a literacy emphasis across and within multiple districts, charters, and nonprofits. As a leader, Lauren has developed strong working relationships through trust and led teams to increase academic results and leadership. Lauren has also spent 14 years teaching English and History in Michigan, Texas, and Mississippi.
Lauren is a TFA Detroit 2002 alumna, where she was born and raised. Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Michigan and did graduate work at Marygrove College, a private Liberal Arts school in Detroit. She earned a Masters in the Art of Teaching. While teaching in Texas, Lauren earned her certification in Principal Leadership and has held many leadership positions as a teacher and administrator. Lauren also serves as the president of the Jackson Public Schools P-16 Council and a Board Member for The Collective, an alumni association for BIPOC Teach for America alumni. Currently a Delta State Fellow, Lauren is pursuing her Educational Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. She lives in Jackson, Mississippi.