Middle School Dean
My name is Lauren O’Brien and I am excited about being the Middle Grade Administrator for Uwharrie Charter Academy. I graduated from Randleman High School in 2003 and began college at UNC Greensboro pursuing a degree in nursing. I soon began working as a Nurses Aid and decided that I would change my major to education because nursing just didn’t seem to be a good fit for me because it was quite depressing. I do think that my years as an Aid helped me to better communicate with people. I transferred to High Point University where I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education. I later took the Praxis for Middle Grades Social Studies so that I could teach at the middle school level because I enjoyed teaching the older students more so than the elementary level students. I am currently finishing my Masters Degree in Administration through WCU. I have taught middle school for the last several years and I truly enjoy building relationships with the students in this age group because they really need all the healthy relationships they can get. I married my husband Obie in June of 2006. We have three precious children; Lillie is six, Emma James will be two in October, and Obie Jr. was born in January of this year. I am looking forward to a great year!