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Mrs. Lauren Gaskill
Hi! My name is Mrs. Lauren Gaskill. I am 1 of the 2 distict program special education teachers at the Middle School!
I was born in Arkansas, however, I grew up in Missouri, I consider Ozark to be my home. This is my third year teaching in Ozark and I am so excited to get this year started! This is my second year in this position at the middle schoo. Before I started teaching district program, I taught cross-cat at South and West.
I graduated with my Associate of Arts in Leadership from Evangel in 2016 and in 2017, my Bachelors of Science in Special Education from Missouri State. I am currently completing a Masters of Science in Autism and plan to graduate May 2020. I am also perusing my Board Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA) certification. Many of my classes and clinical hours are involving instructional strategies and behavior interventions to facilitate student’s learning.
Teaching is my passion and I have a huge heart for encouraging students to learn and excel in all they do! I have always loved learning and it is my mission to help all students love to learn and create friendships that will last a lifetime. In my classroom, I will be teaching function skills, communication, academics, and social skills. We also have 3 amazing paraprofessionals who will be working with us as well. This year is going to be a blast! If you have any questions or concerns, PLEASE feel free to contact me! I’d love to talk with you.