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My name is Lauren Dugas and I am currently in the middle of my fourth year of teaching. My first three years at Evangeline Elementary were spent in Kindergarten; and I am currently teaching 1st grade. However, education was not my original dream (or so I thought). I graduated from UL Lafayette with a B.S. in Finance and then returned to earn my Master's degree in Business Administration. After going on countless job interviews, I wasn't sure if I had made the right decision. While trying to figure my life out, I started tutoring college algebra at South Louisiana Community College and found my passion: TEACHING! I immediately returned to UL to earn my certification in Childhood Education and I am so glad that I did! I can not imagine doing anything else! There is no better felling than watching a child's intellectual light bulb shine! I look forward to many more years of turning on light bulbs (hopefully in the 1st grade)! :-)