Lauren Schoellhorn has been teaching for 11 years, eight of those being here. She teaches three history classes: AP Art History, AP World History, and standard World History.
“She goes above and beyond all the time for me and everyone else with everything she does,” Tyler Arnett (10) said.
Hannah Alexander (10) appreciates Schoellhorn’s approach to teaching.
“I always remember the activities we do in her class,” Alexander said. “A couple of weeks ago, we had to do a drawing of her imperialism started and it was really good for helping me memorize information in the unit and it was a lot of fun.”
Schoellhorn refused to pick a favorite class.
Favorite part of teaching
“Getting to work with amazing people, having a great place to come to work every day, that’s all apart of it,” Schoellhorn said. “Getting to work with great kids is the best part. Getting to see and know them, figuring out who they are and who they are going to be, that’s definitely the best part.”
Going above and beyond for her students
“I try make sure I’m here as long as I can be for students,” Schoellhorn said. “I try to give them whatever it is they need to succeed. If a student needs something, I’m here to help. I don’t consider what I do doing anything more than what any other teacher who loves their job would do.”
Something she wants all of her students to know
“If they don’t know it already… that there is nothing else I’d rather do in this life. I love every minute of this, and it may be hard sometimes, but this is where I want to be. I’m very grateful every day I get this opportunity.”
Some of her favorite memories
“Every year since I’ve gotten to do E!Crew, every year when Freshman Orientation comes, I get to do the opening assembly, and I get to stand in front of the entire assembly,” Schoellhorn said. “I’m one of the first people they get to see, and I know that I’m one of the first voices they are going to hear. It’s a lot of pressure and I want to make it great. Getting to see that and be a part of that is incredible. Every year I get goosebumps. I’m always nervous, but it’s just a blast.”
Why she became a teacher
“I always knew that’s what I wanted to do, but then I got into high school and had a teacher freshman year,” Schoellhorn said. “Her name was Mrs. Little, and she was unbelievable. She knew everything. She was so smart, and her mentality was that you have a choice in life, and everything you do is a choice, and ‘I’m going to give you everything you need to succeed, and if you aren’t going to take it, that’s your choice.’ I remember sitting in class. It was rainy outside, and I was listening to one of her lectures. It was an Art History lecture actually, and I was like ‘I want to do that. That is what I’m supposed to do.’ I took every class she offered all throughout high school, and I went right into education after I graduated.”