Learn what students and teachers have to say about Lauren Leonardo's work in the classroom
The following testimonials were provided by former students and colleagues
Adam G. ~Teacher
"While working with Lauren, several of her skills stood out. First, she was a really strong organizer. At KIPP, she organized a Medieval Fair, numerous field trips, several assemblies, and a 9/11 memorial. During all of these events, she successfully built a lot of excitement around each event and led students and teachers to work towards making these events happen. She also worked relentlessly to make her classroom fun and interesting. Her classroom not only focused on skills and content, but got students excited about learning. Some examples of how she got students excited about learning were- dressing up as historical figures, having students build actual mummies, and integrating mock trials into her classroom."
Anthony S. ~North Shore Community College
"I knew that I was never just a number, that I mattered to my teacher just like the rest of her students and that I would get the individual attention I needed. I loved the feeling that I didn't have to adapt my learning style to understand the course material but that the course material would be adapted to me. Ms. Leonardo took the attention and time to help me understand the concepts and material that was necessary for my success."
John K. ~Retired Attorney/Teacher Volunteer
I am a retired attorney and for three years aided in Lauren's 7th grade Social Studies classroom for one-hundred plus hours a year. I also worked with her planning and chaperoning day and year end field trips, the latter to New York City. Lauren was highly organized in the classroom, always well prepared, and creative. Lauren had an excellent rapport with the students, and was trusted and respected by them. It was a pleasure for me to observe, and support, her work."