Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Lauren Kotey

Hello! My name is Ms. Kotey and this is my 1st year teaching as a CCR (Special Education) teacher here at Highland Elementary. I graduated from the University of Tampa in May 2019 with a bachelors degree in human performance. While attending college, I also played for the women's basketball and volleyball teams. In August of 2020, I graduated with my master's in exercise and nutrition science. I have always had a passion to help and serve other people. I worked with adult special populations in Tampa and as an activities director for a long-term care facility. I enjoy my job and love seeing the excitement on the students' faces when they achieve their goals.