Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science Degree in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona Masters of Science Degree in Teaching and Teacher Education from the University of Arizona Middle School Endorsement Highly Qualified Middle School Math Endorsement
Mrs. Lauren Marlatt
Welcome to 7th grade Science and Engineering & Robotics. This is my sixteenth year teaching, and I have been a Coronado Cougar for all of them. I have taught 6th grade Science, 7th Grade Science, Course 2 Math, Math Intervention and Computer Programming, but 7th Grade Science is my passion. And because of the increasing need for more integrated Science learning, I have grown a love for teaching engineering through my elective classes. I know we will have a great year exploring many content areas and becoming scientists and engineers.
Defining Moment in Education
I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I worked in the Social Work field. While rewarding, I knew I wanted to work more "hands on" with kids. I decided to go back to school and become a teacher. It was the best decision I made professionally because I was meant to be a teacher.
Core Educational Belief
I would love to believe that all of my students will learn the Science content that we work on and remember it forever. I know that this won't happen for all of them. My belief is that all of my students will become critical observers of their world. I know I am successful when my students ask questions, actively search out the answers and use evidence to back up their conclusions. These are the true components of scientific inquiry and what I strive to instill in my students.
Before teaching, I worked at a place called JW tumbles. I truly enjoyed teaching physical fitness classes to kids and have been to more birthday parties than anyone else I know. I sometimes miss the "little kids" but I love the middle schoolers.
Links to other pages run by Mrs. Marlatt
Engineering and Robotics:
VEX Robotics Team: https://www.amphi.com//site/Default.aspx?PageID=9613
Student Council: https://www.amphi.com//site/Default.aspx?PageID=9610