The Cooper School Daily

An Interview with Grade 5 Teacher, Lauren Gould…

What do you do at TCS and how long have you been here?

I teach 5th Grade at The Cooper School.  Last year, I was the Long-Term Substitute for the 5th Grade class from August to November!  In the Spring, I did the Little Einstein’s Science Club and this summer, I helped Miss Subhadra with Science Camp.  I love The Cooper School and I am so happy to be back.

What do you value about being at TCS?

I value the positive learning environment.  The students are engaged and motivated intrinsically by their love of learning.  The supportive faculty and TCS families make it a joyful workplace!

What’s something you’ve learned teaching or working here?

I learn something new from my students every day! Currently, we are entranced in our Wonders of the World presentations and the research of this project is so intriguing!

Which educator has influenced you the most in your life, and how?

My 2nd Grade teacher was my favorite teacher in Elementary School! She was the sweetest soul, had a cool reading nook and a calm demeanor.  She also convinced my mom to buy me a hamster!

What do you look forward to in your role here (lesson, section, topic, etc.) each year?

Fifth Grade is full of fun units and projects. I am really excited for the Science Fair and to see the creativity of the students and the inventive projects they will design!  

What is an example of your approach to dynamically balancing creative intelligence, self and social intelligence and academic mastery in your work at TCS?

I love integrating the arts into our curriculum.  Fifth Graders act out vocabulary words, design and draw tessellations in Math, and study artwork during Social Studies!

If you could live in a book, what book would it be?

I would definitely want to live in a Dr. Seuss book! I would love to ride around in the crazy cars and eat green eggs and ham!

What’s something this community might not know about you?

I taught French for several years while working on my master’s at College of Charleston.  As an undergraduate, I majored in Global Studies and minored in Art History.  I love infusing the arts into my classroom!