The FVS Global Scholar Diploma challenges students to develop an international perspective through a curriculum and set of experiences that focus on global understanding. Students who earn the GSD will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes to grasp the nature of global interdependence, and pursue education and careers in the international arena. GSD students and faculty collaborate in moving beyond mere tolerance of diversity in our school and local community to genuine engagement as school and world citizens.
Lauren Kelley joined the FVS faculty in 2016 after 10 years of teaching at other institutions across the country and abroad. Lauren teaches American Literature and AP Literature, and she directs the Global Education Program. Lauren is inspired daily by Fountain Valley students' ability to grasp complex and pressing global issues, and tackle them with a critical mind and open heart.
In addition to literature courses, Lauren has taught theory of knowledge, religion and philosophy courses at White Mountain School and Verde Valley School. Beyond the classroom, Lauren has worked with young people as a mountain guide, whitewater river guide, educational facilitator in maximum security prisons and farmer on an educational organic dairy.
Though she loves to bounce ideas around a room and pour over elegant sentences, Lauren is just as passionate about getting outside. When not teaching she can be found running the trails of Colorado or running after her twins, Neve and Elias. She lives in the Patten House with her husband, John Kelley, dean of students. The Kelleys are honored to call Fountain Valley home.
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