My name is Lauren DiDonna. I was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and lived there until I was 16 years old. When I moved to Phoenix, Arizona, I attended Arizona State University and graduated with a dual certification in Special Education and Elementary Education. This is my twelfth year of teaching Special Education at M.C. Cash and there is no place I would rather teach. I currently teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade but have taught kindergarten through fifth grade as well. As of November 2017, I achieved National Board Teacher Certification as an Exceptional Need Specialist- Mild to Moderate Disabilities and I’m working on renewal this school year. I have a 12 year old son named Tyler. I have four dogs named Benny, Max, Aris and Charlie. I also have two guinea pigs named Tina and Louise. We have a class pet named Fe-leap-e the fire bellied toad. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with family.