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  • Hello! My name is Mrs. Lauren Cottie and I am a 3rd grade teacher here at Simkins Elementary. I have been teaching at Simkins since it's opening, and am currently in my 10th year of teaching.   I have a love for learning and educating young minds, and have been blessed to find a fulfilling and rewarding career.

    I graduated from high school in Raleigh, NC and continued my education at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. I received a Bachelor's Degree in Communications and went back for my degree in Elementary Education at UNC - Charlotte. In 2012, I obtained my Master's degree in teaching (grades K-6), and as of recently, I completed Elon's AIG (Academically and Intellectually Gifted) graduate program to receive an additional licensure to teach gifted students.  Just as I am teaching the students I encounter, there is always more to learn and more to achieve!

    Outside of the classroom I enjoy spending time with my 7-year old daughter and my husband, taking yoga and dance classes, doing gymnastics and going on trips (the beach is my favorite place to unwind).

Mrs. Cotte
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