Kia ora whanau! My name is Lauren and I grew up in a small rural part of New Zealand called Reporoa. I teach Spanish and I’m currently teaching Spanish in Tauranga. I’m a registered NZ teacher but I have also taught in other countries - England, Spain, Australia and Norway. I learnt the Spanish language while I lived in Argentina and Spain and I also studied Spanish at University.

I really enjoy traveling and experiencing different cultures and landscapes. In my free time, I love to sing and play the guitar as well as write stories and paint with watercolours.

I am excited to be a teacher at VLN Primary and I look forward to getting to know the students in my classes.