Lauren commenced her teaching career at Belmont Intermediate School in 2009. As a highly experienced teacher of intermediate school education, Lauren has vast experience in both Year 7 and Year 8 which has allowed her to play an important role in the training and development of new and international staff in the New Zealand curriculum. As well as being a classroom teacher and Team Leader, Lauren directs the school productions and has progressed to Assistant Principal where she is the Year 7 Education Outside The Classroom (EOTC) Coordinator. Lauren is also responsible for managing the school's staff appraisal and teacher mentoring programmes.