Lauren Kanter was born in Boston and lived there until she was nine. She then lived in Portland, Maine until she graduated high school. Lauren attended Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York and received a B.A. degree in French and a Master's Degree in childhood education. She then recently moved back to Portland. This is her first year teaching and she is very excited to be at L'Ecole Française du Maine. She enjoys traveling, reading, watching movies (especially French ones) and playing piano.