Lauren Benoit is a graduate of the UTeach Austin program where she earned a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Science in 2010. She began her teaching career in 2011, teaching middle school science in Austin ISD. Throughout her teaching career, Lauren dedicated herself to her students, school, and community. She has been recognized by TEA with a Science Distinction at her previous campus and was named Teacher of the Year multiple times in both Austin ISD and Elgin ISD school districts.
Her dedication and passion eventually led her to receive her M.Ed from Concordia University in 2015 and into administration, serving as Assistant Principal for two years. Ms. Benoit had the pleasure to come back to her roots and join the UTeach Austin team in 2019 and serves as the Manager of Instructional Support for the UTeach Institute, where she provides teacher support to our partner school, Mendez MS in Austin ISD. Not only is her daily task to support teachers, Lauren is always ready to serve the UTeach community in any way possible assisting with professional development, UTeach Accelerate, and UTeach student teachers and interns.