Maren Lappens - NYU Steinhardt Teacher Residency Program

Maren Lappens

Maren Lappens
REGION:
NYC
SCHOOL:
Hyde Leadership Charter
SUBJECT:
Special Education
HOMETOWN:
Lakewood, CO
DEGREES:
Utah State University - BA, Anthropology
HOBBIES AND TALENTS:
Viola playing, baking, excellent Netflix binge watcher, and hiking

About Me

My name is Maren Lappens and I am originally from Lakewood, CO. I attended Utah State University where I graduated with BS in Anthropology and General Science with minors in Biology and Sociology. The closest I have ever gotten to teaching is being an instructor for the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People program for the Aggie Smart Start Scholarship. I’m definitely excited for my new adventure in the city, but will seriously miss my mountains!

What about the residency are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to inspiring my students to like school as much as I do! Teachers truly are the difference between whether you think you can achieve things and I hope I can help students to see how amazing they are!

Did you have a teacher who made a lasting impression on you?

Ms. Sullivan was my calculus teacher in high school and I appreciate everything she did for me and the other students because she challenged us to think beyond the textbook. She used to be an engineer before teaching and she dabbled in a bunch of other fields, so she understood the importance of applying learning and helping kids each find their academic niche to succeed.