Dr. Lauren Starnes joined Primrose in March 2018. As Vice President, Early Childhood Education Research and Development, she leads the team responsible for furthering the adoption, efficacy and continuous improvement of our proprietary, researched-informed Balanced Learning® approach.
With nearly twenty years of experience in early childhood education, Lauren has actively served the education system on all levels. While she began her formal career teaching at the university level, she has prior experience teaching within preschools, serving as a support professional for children with autism spectrum disorders and as a coach for fellow preschool teachers. She has also worked as a school principal for multiple different preschools and elementary school programs, consulted for different early childhood education and educational product companies, and remains actively involved as a voice for early childhood education in various professional associations.
Lauren has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s degree and doctoral degree in developmental and child psychology from North Carolina State University, and a doctoral degree in educational leadership and administration from Liberty University.