Lauren Conlin (she/her/hers)

Special Education Instructor

Lauren Conlin was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she most recently taught at Vel R. Phillips Juvenile Justice Center School. 

After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Ms. Conlin began her teaching career at Brookfield East High School in suburban Milwaukee. For six years, she used her expertise to the school’s math teams, regularly planning and co-teaching both Algebra and Geometry. 

Upon completion of her master’s degree program in At-Risk and Alternative Education at Marian University in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, Ms. Conlin devoted herself to the students at Vel R. Phillips where she coupled her passion for teaching math with advocating for the needs of a diverse group of learners, paying close attention to the challenges, both personal and environmental, that they may be facing. 

Ms.Conlin actively works to establish positive relationships with students. She is devoted to helping her students identify their individual strengths to ensure their postsecondary success. She is committed to providing necessary opportunities and resources to her students so they experience a smooth transition to the real world and feel confident about their future endeavors. 

In her free time, Ms. Conlin enjoys staying active, traveling, eating sushi, and lounging with her two cats, Jax and Jovi.    

What is Your Why?

I believe that all students deserve supportive and trusting adults who believe in them. Growing up, my parents were not always present, so it pushed me to become independent at a young age. Because of this experience, every day I work to build long-lasting relationships with students so they feel an authentic sense of purpose and belonging.