WESTOVER, MD, May 22, 2020 – Somerset County Public Schools (SCPS) is pleased to present Mrs. Lauren Beauchamp, kindergarten teacher at Carter G. Woodson Elementary, as the District’s 2020 Teacher of the Year.
A proud graduate of Somerset County Public Schools, Beauchamp has served SCPS for the past 13 years, and has spent the last 11 summers working for the Somerset County Migrant Education Program. Inspired by her work with migrant students, Lauren became an English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher, helping staff and students at Woodson Elementary School, Somerset Intermediate School, and Crisfield High School and Academy.
As a kindergarten teacher, Beauchamp excels in teaching foundational concepts in every traditional subject area, but also places a significant focus upon developing students’ socio-emotional skills. Beauchamp believes that these skills transcend the school’s four concrete walls to prepare them to build relationships with the people in our community, often saying “Kindergartners are learning to be people. They are learning the skills necessary to successfully interact with the people around them.” Additionally, realizing that a growing number of students in the county may be affected by adverse experiences, Beauchamp has taken an interest in helping students who have experienced trauma in order to mitigate its effects in the classroom.
Beauchamp shares, “it is a pleasure and an honor to represent Somerset County as our 2020 Teacher of the Year. I look forward to the many learning opportunities that earning this title will bring as I continue to serve my community as an educator.”
Beauchamp will go on to represent SCPS as a candidate for the 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year title in the fall of this year.
Mrs. Lauren Beauchamp, Somerset County Public Schools 2020 Teacher of the Year