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Meeting… Ms. Lauren Garneau, First Year Teacher, Honors & CP Biology

“My secret to happiness is focusing on the present.”
Jack Resnick
Meeting… Ms. Lauren Garneau

What are your pronouns?


What year do you teach?


What extracurriculars do you most identify with?


What does that mean to you?

Dancing is a really great way to express yourself. And
you have many different ways you can showcase what you’re feeling.

How long have you been part of the high school?

This is my first year at the High School.

What classrooms do you teach in and at what level?

I teach biology, Honors and CP. I teach in A112 and A104

How do you start your day?

I always start my normal school day with a big cup of iced coffee.

What is something you’ve spent a lot of time on recently that really interests you?

Something that I’ve spent a lot of time on recently that interests me, is
painting. I really like painting landscapes, I think it’s fun.

Tell us about a project/accomplishment/hobby/goal, in or out of school, you’ve worked on that you’re especially proud of.

I’m really proud of the research that I did right out of college that worked towards the COVID and HIV vaccines. And now I have a publication for an HIV vaccine trial.

What was your favorite subject in High School and why?

I really liked math because it required a lot of critical thinking. And I was good at it.

What is something most people don’t know about you?

I’m a second degree black belt in karate.

What is your secret to happiness?

My secret to happiness is focusing on the present.

What is your superpower?

Invisibility… Yeah, invisibility. I don’t know why.

Who or what inspires you?

My 92 year old grandmother inspires me because she has learned to laugh at herself all the time. I think that’s cool.

Name one thing you’re excited about right now.

That it’s Friday and the weekend and there’s a February break next week or two weeks.

What is your best advice for the students you teach?

The best advice for the students that I teach is to never give up. Things aren’t always going to come easy but with hard work and effort. You can do anything that you put your mind to.


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