Hurst Hills Elementary

Campus Instructional Specialist

My favorite quote that I discovered in college is, “Everyone has an invisible sign hanging from his neck saying, ‘Smile, make me feel important!’’  This quote has been my driving force every day during my teaching career and one that I hope to carry with me into my career as an instructional specialist.

My name is Lauren Herrera and I am excited to introduce myself as your campus Instructional Specialist.  I am a product of HEB ISD and have had many opportunities to learn and grow in this district.  I began my journey as an assistant in a behavior self-contained classroom, worked as an interventionist when I graduated from college and for the past 10 years I have taught sixth grade math and science at Lakewood Elementary. 

I am passionate about teaching and I am passionate about students.  I value building relationships with students and exposing them to new instructional strategies to keep them engaged every day.  While I believe that I will miss being in my known environment of teaching, being an instructional specialist is my opportunity to interact with other teachers and share my knowledge and experiences so that students across multiple grade levels can benefit from our collaborations.


On a personal level, I am married to a fellow educator and we have two wonderful girls.  Mary is a student at Hurst Hills and will be entering 3rd grade this school year and Anna is 2 years old and attends Primrose School.

I can’t begin to explain how excited I am to start the 2016-2017 school year at Hurst Hills.  I am looking forward to meeting the staff, meeting the students, and experiencing the phenomenal teaching that happens every single day!