Mrs. Lauren Berowski

Phone: (843) 875-7012

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Mrs. Lauren Berowski

My name is Mrs. Berowski, and I am teaching 7th grade ELA core and GATE courses! I moved from Buffalo, NY to Charleston, SC in April of this year, and I finished out the year
teaching 9th grade ELA at Ashley Ridge High School. I also coach JV cheerleading at ARHS. I have a Bachelor’s degree in English and a Master’s of Arts in Secondary English Education from Binghamton University. I am certified to teach in both New York and South Carolina, and I absolutely love it down here in the south! I have been teaching for just over three years. In that time, I’ve taught 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 12th grade English. I’ve also worked as a Pre-K through 6th-grade librarian while teaching 8th-grade literature.

One of my proudest career moments thus far was bringing the library into the world of technology! I converted the entire card catalog to a digital system for easier access for my students. My favorite book is The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and my favorite poet is Edgar Allan Poe. My teaching philosophy is that I believe that all students have the right to a welcoming, comfortable, and safe learning environment where they can be themselves (or figure out just who that is!). All students learn in different ways, so we must be able to adapt and change how we present information in order to benefit each child. I think students must learn how to be kind and respectful to others in addition to academics, and I incorporate a lot of character building activities into my lessons.

In my free time, I love to travel with my husband, go hiking with my dog, work on my small design business, and read mystery novels! I am slightly obsessed with donuts and coffee, and I enjoy going to yoga. I am so excited to be joining the DMS family, and I cannot wait to see what this year has in store! Go Wildcats!

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