Woman Of The Week
Nominated by: Jake Harris - Husband
Name: Lauren Harris
From: St. Louis, MO
Works at: KIPP Victory Academy
Lauren Harris, works 55+ hours a week teaching 2nd graders at KIPP Victory Academy located in St. Louis City, a few blocks north of Delmar. She takes full responsibility for her students' learning and puts incredible pressure on herself to teach her students reading, writing, mathematics, and everything else you can think of.
On top of the 55 hours she works at her school, she is constantly bringing work home and easily spends another 15 hours a week working at home. On top of THAT she is a full time grad student, getting he Masters degree in Elementary Education. On top of THAT she's getting her teaching certification, which is yet more homework... And on top of THAT she is working with Teach for America which requires her to spend some Saturdays and Sundays away from home for training and debriefing meetings. She also volunteers in the nursery at our church on Sundays, has taught Sunday School occasionally, and has helped lead children's worship. And her school has a Saturday field trip called, Family Saturday, every 6 weeks that she joyfully attends.
She does all of these things, and she still finds time to make her husband feel loved, appreciated, and connected to her. Her husband has never seen another human work as hard and stay as determined under such extreme conditions. He feels like he is the only person who truly understands exactly how much of herself she gives away, and how little complaining she does.
"I love her so much, and I could not possibly more proud to be married to her." - Jake Harris
Favorite NOW96.3 artists: Kings of Leon, Ed Sheeran, and Blink182
Song that gets Lauren through the day: Paris - Chainsmokers
Congratulations to Lauren Harris, our NOW96.3 Woman of the Week!