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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Hurd

Year of graduation from ASCS: 2007
 
What is your current job / profession? Third Grade teacher at All Saints Catholic School
 
What was your educational path after graduating from ASCS? 
I graduated from Trinity Catholic High School (Stamford) in 2011. I then went on to attend Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. I graduated from Assumption in 2015 with a Bachelor's of the Arts in Mathematics and Elementary Education.
 
How do you feel ASCS prepared you academically?
I feel the rigor of the ASCS curriculum prepared me for anything that came my way academically. Many strategies that I learned while at ASCS I have used and continue to use throughout my academic career whether it be for my own studying purposes or teaching it to students.
 
Do you feel ASCS provided you with a foundation for your future? If so, in what ways?
The foundation ASCS provided me with led me to the places I am today. I went to all small, catholic schools. I feel that the experiences that I had at ASCS and the closeness I felt there to my peers and teachers showed me that I wanted to continue to have the same experiences. Along with that, I feel that the teachers not only just teaching the content, but also make sure that I understood the topic allowed me to learn to ask better questions to make sure that I understood what I was being taught and what was being asked of me.
 
What are some of your favorite ASCS memories?
My favorite memories of ASCS are the teachers. The way they taught and treated me are many of the reasons I became a teacher myself. I wanted to change lives as they changed mine.
 
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to continue to treat all of my students, current and future, the way my teachers at ASCS treated me.
 
What advice can you give current students?
"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" -Wayne Gretzky
Dream big and follow your heart - it will take you to great places!