- Research Specialist Intermediate
Lauren Farina works with the Virginia Kindergarten Readiness Program (VKRP) within the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). In her work with VKRP, Farina works on various projects to support educators as they utilize the VKRP assessments and resources.
Prior to working with VKRP, Farina worked for many years in the field of early childhood education. Her career experience includes leading multi-age classrooms, where she utilized several models of early-childhood curricula. In these roles, she helped students in their early learning journeys by working specifically on literacy, mathematics, and social-emotional skills. Additionally, Farina has led, guided, and empowered other teachers through training and mentorship.
B.S., Liberty University, 2020