My name is Lauren Addeo, and I am a writer.
Currently, I am working on a writing project about spiritual journeys both to and from faith. I will be focusing on journeys of others, and what paths led them to the choices they made. This is a research blog focused on this investigation, likely in preparation of a feature article.
In 2012, I was hired as an English teacher at a Southern New Jersey high school. I was fresh out of college, and I had not yet held my official diplomas from Rowan University, declaring my completion of Bachelor’s degrees in both Subject Matter Education and English before I signed my contract for the upcoming school year. After a year of working with 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students, I reflected on my teaching practice.
My biggest weakness? Teaching writing.
The question, then, turned into contemplation on how to fix this. My answer? Enroll in graduate school and hone my craft so that I may understand it better and, thus, be able to teach it better.
In the Spring of 2014, I enrolled in my first course, and I knew I was in the right spot.
A long time lover of books, I am ready to be on the opposite side of the page.
In my spare time, I blog about teaching, research best practices in teaching, read fiction and participate in online book clubs, coach cheerleading, and discover new obsessions on Netflix.
E-mail: addeoL46 (at) students (dot) rowan (dot) edu