Lauren Elder proudly attended Catholic school through high school before choosing Gonzaga University for college. She graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in English and completed Secondary Teacher Certification (6-12). Following this, Lauren began teaching in a Catholic middle school while earning a Masters of Education degree from the University of Portland. After teaching for six wonderful years in Catholic middle and high schools, she took some time away to stay home with her three beautiful children. She returned to teaching and joined the All Saints Middle School faculty in 2020.