Thomas Jefferson

High School | Home of the Spartans

Lauren Palek
English Teacher




Before becoming a high school teacher, I was an adjunct professor at Red Rocks Community College and a graduate student at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Go Buffs! I student taught at Standley Lake High School and then began teaching at High Tech Early College before finding my teaching home at TJ. I currently live in Denver with my husband and our adorable mutt, Jersey. When I am not running with Jersey Girl or practicing yoga, my nose is almost always in a book. My students recommended the majority of books on my summer reading list this year and I am excited to begin. First up? Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. (Thank you, Zach, for the recommendation.)