Lauren King - History Teacher
–Tell us about your education journey?
I received my Bachelor of Science from UNG Dahlonega with a minor in Political Science!
–How long have you taught/served in Education?
I have been in education for 18 years.
–How many years have you been with your LCA family?
This is my first year at LCA, 2022.
–What church do you attend and how do you serve?
Free Chapel Braselton We are newer here and still finding our place. I still serve with some dear friends of mine to help plan the women’s gatherings at 12 Stone Braselton.
–Tell us about your family?
My husband, Aaron, is a teacher and football coach at North Hall Middle School. He is also a Texas fan, but we look past that. My children both attend LCA. Liam is in 10th, and Abbi is in 6th. We have 2 rescue dogs, Bodie and Ziggy, who commandeered an entire couch for themselves. Our family loves all sports. UGA, Texas, Braves, and Kansas City Royals are our favorite teams. We love to explore new places, and we love the beach! One of our favorite things is to pop popcorn with M&Ms and have a family movie night at home, all piled in the living room or heading outside to watch it when it’s cooler. We are also the people who decorate for Christmas on Nov 1–well, the kids and I are. My husband has requested a Thanksgiving shed until after Thanksgiving has passed.
–What is your favorite Bible verse?
Joshua 1:9 NIV “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”.
–Tell us something about you we would be surprised to know?
I ran a half marathon while pregnant with both Liam and Abbi.
-What attracted you to LCA?
I loved my time in public education, but I realized in the last few years how absent the public education system is from the resting presence of God. I also saw a major shift in a spiritual battle for this next generation—as a teacher and a mom. So the number one thing that drew me to LCA was the idea that if my children are going to be away from me for 8 hours a day, who is pouring into them, and what are they pouring? A good education is good, but a good education without a foundation in the Word of God and a relationship with Christ will fade with this world. It isn’t eternal. Who my children are; what they believe and place their faith and trust in—those are eternal. LCA offers both—a focus on the eternal things and a good education. So it has been a blessing to be here in this community. We are grateful for the opportunity!
–What is the biggest desire that you hope students will take from your classroom?
That they know I love them and care about them and want them to genuinely know Christ and be prepared to stand for Christ in a world that is broken and fading away.