My name is Mrs. Lawrence and I grew up in Bakersfield - this is home for me. I attended local schools here starting in preschool and all the way through my first two years of college. I finished my undergraduate work at UCLA and have since earned my teaching credential. I am now working towards completing my Master's this December. Let's hope Christmas comes early this year!
For the last two years, I have lived in the central coast with my husband, Kris and muscly little dog Grace (you would love her). We recently moved back to Bakersfield and love living in such a family-centered community.
Some fun things about me...I took twelve years of piano lessons growing up, which is such a shame because I'm not very good! I have traveled to over 13 countries. I enjoy cooking for people and trying new and difficult recipes. I love being in nature, drinking lots of tea, reading, watching old movies, and spending time with my family.
I am the oldest of four children...and one of my sisters works at ODE! Can you guess who?
Although I've been teaching for five years, this is my first year at Olive Drive and I feel very special to be a part of this family. It is such an honor to be entrusted with your students and to get to teach them. I'm looking forward to a fantastic year. If you see me around campus, be sure to say hello!