St. John the Divine Early Learning Center Director
Lauren Lee is the Director of St. John the Divine Early Learning Center in Jacksonville, Florida. She is responsible for all levels of program management, including staff retention and training, curriculum development, and strategic planning. She has worked for nationally-accredited schools in the area, including Palms Preschool & Childcare Center and The Salvation Army Child Development Center. Lauren has served as co-chair for the Duval Early Learning Director's Network and currently serves as co-chair for the North Florida Chapter of the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children. She also frequently presents at local, regional and national early childhood education conferences.
A Jacksonville native, Lauren received her B.S. from the University of Florida in Family, Youth and Community Sciences in 2005. After several years of teaching, she returned to graduate school at the University of North Florida for her M.Ed. in Elementary Education and continued graduate studies at the University of Florida for her Ed.S in Curriculum and Instruction.
Lauren is married to Thomas Lee, Vice President of Lee & Cates Glass, and they have three children Kate, Ben and Charlotte and a giant weimaraner named Ivy. She enjoys traveling and football games.