Lauren Kahl

1st Grade Classroom Teacher

B.A. in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement

I am entering my fourth year of teaching, with the last three years teaching second grade. I'm looking forward to the new experiences I'll get to make teaching first grade!

I have been married for over three years to my husband Tim, who works in IT at Pella Corporation and coaches boys' tennis in the spring. We are both proud alumni of Central College. We enjoy volunteering in our church cafe, updating our home, and playing with our dog Lacey. 

In my free time, I enjoy running, watching sports, crafting, and spending time with my family. I also really enjoy drinking hot tea and indulging my sweet tooth with ice cream. These last two years I've increased my running distances, running two half-marathons and one marathon. I am also planning to run my third half marathon in October. 

My favorite verse is "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." -Romans 12:12  Such a good reminder for every aspect of life we are in. I am grateful for the many blessings God has given me, and I feel very blessed to be able to teach here at Pella Christian.