Lauren Spenceley is the Secondary English Language Arts Specialist with the Arizona Department of Education. Lauren provides support to districts, schools, and educators with implementation of Arizona's ELA Standards, with particular focus on grades 6-12. Prior to joining ADE in 2020, Lauren was a secondary ELA educator, spanning grades 7-12, for over 10 years. Lauren also developed and taught professional development to colleagues, developed literacy strategies and curriculum at the district level, and led summer literacy programs. Lauren also sits on the board of the Arizona English Teachers’ Association, an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English. Lauren is dedicated to engendering a love of literature and reading for all students, empowering fellow educators, and celebrating the diversity of the reading experience.