Mrs. Lawrence is excited to be a part of the team at Equitas Academy #2 as a resource specialist teacher! She believes that all scholars can and will graduate from college and looks forward to providing them with the tools they need to be confident life-long learners. In 2004, she earned a BA in Sociology with an emphasis on Family, Health & Youth Services from New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ. She was awarded a scholarship through the United States Department of Education, and returned to NJCU to obtain a MA in Special Education and K-12 teaching certification. For the past eleven years, she has worked as a special education teacher in various capacities in the Bayonne Public Schools (NJ) and University Academy Charter High School (Jersey City, NJ). Her experiences teaching grades 3-12 has taught her that she loves middle school! Mrs. Lawrence moved to Los Angeles in July, and has enjoyed getting to know her new home, especially the many vegan and vegetarian restaurant options!