Lauren Manting

Preschool Director and Teacher, 4's Spanish Immersion

Serving since 2011.

BA in Elementary Education with a minor in Spanish from Calvin College, Masters in Dual Language Immersion and Education from University of Minnesota

While at Calvin, God gave me the opportunity to student teach in a dual-language first grade classroom, which solidified my desire to teach in Spanish. After three years of teaching in Honduras, my husband and I wanted to return to West Michigan to be near family and found our next adventure in moving to Kalamazoo, MI to work with their new first grade Spanish Immersion. It made me smile when I realized I would teach the same curriculum from my year of student teaching in Spanish– God had truly prepared me for this position! I have loved watching and helping the Spanish Immersion program– and students– grow over the past ten years. I also love how the KCES community truly seeks to love God and love others in all that they do.