Phone: (610)458-5324, Ext. 25122
Degrees and Certifications:
University of Virginia BS - Elementary Ed. West Chester University MEd. - Reading Immaculata University - EdD. - Educational Leadership
Dr. Lauren Bold
Dr. Bold did her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia obtaining a BS in Elementary Education. While at UVA, Dr. Bold played two varsity sports: field hockey and lacrosse. She earned All-American honors in lacrosse and continued her lacrosse career playing on the US Women's Lacrosse Team. In 1994, she completed her coursework for her Masters in Reading from West Chester University, and in 2013, graduated from Immaculata University with her Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Dr. Bold has spent her full-time teaching career in Downingtown, initially as a first grade teacher, then as a 2nd grade teacher, and has been the gifted support teacher at Pickering Valley Elementary since 1996. During that time, in conjunction with working at PV, she has also collaborated with teachers for gifted students at Lionville Middle School and Marsh Creek 6th Grade Center. For approximately ten years, Dr. Bold also worked part-time as an adjunct professor for three mid-Atlantic colleges.
Dr. Bold started and runs the annual National Geographic Geography Bee at Pickering Valley with the intention of getting PV students to learn more about our country and the world around them. The Geography Bee is usually held in January for grades 4-5 soon after the new year begins. She is often called upon to help out with the 5th grade Spelling Bee at PV, as well as the 5th Grade Math Bee in past years.
Outside of school, Dr. Bold enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and pets (1 dog, 1 cat). Attending all her children's sporting events keeps her busy and in any spare time she has, she enjoys baking and cycling with her family on the beautiful, hilly roads of Chester County. She loves tending to the yardwork and traveling, particularly to oversea destinations or to visit her son and daughter-in-law (with new grandson) in New England.