Lauren Sargent

PreK-Grade 2 Elementary Vice Principal

Ms. Lauren comes to GAA with over 10 years of Early Years experience and best practice.

Coming from the University of Georgia system, she began her teaching career in Kindergarten in the United States, followed by experience in international teaching in Korea and the UAE (both in Abu Dhabi and in Sharjah).

Graduating with a Masters in International teaching, with an IB advanced teaching and learning certificate, she moved into coaching and leadership- growing the kindergarten program from 3 classes to 12 classes over 5 years. She is highly trained in the IB early years, HighScope methodology, and the American Common Core Standards.

She is passionate about play-based learning, rooting her leadership in best practice and maintaining high interest/ achievement both inside and outside the classroom environment.

Ms. Lauren is deeply engaged in the GCC culture and traditions, within the school and within her own life. She moved to Abu Dhabi with her husband.