Lauren started coaching at Gold Star in the spring of 2013 and instantly became a favorite of both the staff and the students. Lauren has a natural instinct for teaching, treating all of the students with respect while caring for them as individuals. Her adoration of children is obvious from the moment she sets foot on the floor, approaching every class with an eye for safety, an animated disposition, and a gentle word. Lauren was a trained as a dancer and even tried gymnastics for several years before finding our cheer and hip hop teams in 2008. Every year she has been with Gold Star, the teams have qualified for Nationals. Her strong leadership qualities rose Lauren to the role of captain of Gold Star’s Senior Cheer team during the 2012-2013 season, and further prepared her for becoming an excellent coach. She has received her U.S. All-Star Federation Level 2 Certification for Cheer and Dance Teams. We are so happy to have Lauren on our staff.