Lauren Jasinski

Civic Education Specialist

Lauren Jasinski is the Civic Education Specialist at the Levin Center for Oversight and Democracy.  She is responsible for building and promoting the Center’s education efforts known as Learning by Hearings.  These resources, classroom modules, and after-school enrichment opportunities provide robust, experiential education opportunities where students learn about history, government, and current events while developing their capacity for critical thinking and inquiry.  


Lauren is a certified Social Studies Teacher and has ten years of classroom experience teaching US History, World History, US Civics, and AP Comparative Government and Politics at the secondary level.  She has worked to develop curriculum at the local and county levels and is trained in the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) and implementation of the College, Career, and Civic (C3) Framework.  


In her free time, Lauren enjoys taking care of her 1920s home and garden and volunteer work. She serves on her local Board of Education and has worked as an Elections Inspector since 2010.  

BA Social Relations and Policy and Secondary Education, Michigan State University

MA Teaching and Curriculum, Michigan State University

Professional Teaching Certificates in Social Studies (RX) and English (BA)