Kristen Lauria is a lifelong student who has become the teacher. In second grade she was found stealing teacher’s editions from her public-school classroom to teach her younger best friend at home. She’s since progressed to buying her materials legally, but her love of teaching hasn’t wavered. She spent 4 years in the Navy learning about nuclear reactors and went on to finish her BS in Physics with a minor in Math graduating Cum Laude. She also was inducted into the physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, having attained a GPA in Physics of over 3.0. She has her MS in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum from Drexel University and is certified to teach physics and chemistry in the state of Pennsylvania.
In addition to teaching for Aim Academy, she also homeschools her own 2 children in middle school, counsels her adult stepchildren in what adulting really means, and helps her husband with restoring their 200-year-old farmhouse one slow-moving project at a time. She also runs her own tutoring company. In her free time (which is rather scarce at the moment) she loves to read and spend time outside enjoying God’s creation. The teacher has now become the student as well, as Kristen is beginning a PhD program at Lehigh University to further hone her teaching skills and improve the integration of technology to bring the material alive for her students.
She hopes to share her love of math and science with all of her students here at Aim Academy. While she can’t change the difficulty of what students learn in her classes, she will do her best to make them approachable and interesting. She hopes to show her students how everything they will encounter in their textbooks will apply to their own lives; not just in the future, but today.
Education and Credentials
- BS in Physics from Kutztown University
- Certified to teach in Pennsylvania (Highly Qualified)
- MS in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum from Drexel University
- PhD in Teaching, Learning, and Technology from Lehigh University (in progress)