Lauren Maucere, MA in Special Education from California State University, Northridge (CSUN), is currently a high school educator at Marlton; Los Angeles’ only day school for the deaf. A 2015 CSUN distinguished speaker for the Dept. of Special Education hooding ceremony and a Jules Spizziri Scholarship winner for her excellence in leadership and community involvement, Lauren directed the health department of the Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness (GLAD) overseeing programs in Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and HIV/AIDS Awareness, resulting in her receiving the California AIDS Clearinghouse’s “UnSung Heroes” award.

In addition, Lauren was a member of the task force for the National Center on Deafness at CSUN, developing and implementing its mission statement and center guidelines, as well as serving on the steering committee for the award-winning documentary, Through Your Child’s Eyes: American Sign Language.

When not teaching, Lauren, a founder, co-directs KODAWest (hearing Kids of Deaf Adults), the first non-profit organization in the United States to provide year-round, full-service programming to KODA families. For her work, Lauren was formally recognized by the City of Los Angeles in 2009 and the National Center on Deafness in 2012.


Most recently, Lauren was selected as a keynote speaker for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers program in Seattle, WA. 

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