Each month we will be highlighting one of our brand ambassadors as they each share their unique story with us! Our brand ambassador for April is Lauren Jette (@laurentaylorslifestyle) a 4th grade teacher who is constantly inspired by her students and always knew her destiny to become a teacher!
What made you want to become a teacher?
I have never known a time when I didn’t want to be a teacher. I went off to my first day of Kindergarten and I fell in love with school. I came home that day and I told my parents that I was going to be a teacher when I grew up. It is now 20 years later and I am living out my 5-year-old self’s dream.
Who are your biggest motivators and inspirations?
I lean into a lot of people who are close to me and who have no idea I exist in the world. My biggest inspirations are my students. They are the reason for what I do and I am in awe of them daily. How resilient and strong, kind, and pure they are. If it weren’t for them I wouldn’t still be in this profession. They are the reason I get up in the morning and why I continue to show up on all the good and tough days. I also really look up to Jordan Lee Dooley, Lauryn Bosstick, Ed Mylett, and Anna Sitar for continuing to bring me joy, reminding me that we are all still learning about life, not to take things too seriously, and truly enjoy every moment we have before it’s gone. If we don’t fill our own cups first, we have nothing to pour back into the students.
What is your favorite part of being a teacher?
My favorite part of being a teacher is seeing my students. It’s so simple but the academics is a bonus in my eyes. I love the way they think everything is funny. They don’t take life very seriously. I love listening to their worries and problems and helping them figure out who they are in this world. I teach fourth grade and it’s such a fun age to watch them grow and mature into little pre-teens and navigate the world and friendship. School was always my happy place and I try to make it that way for my students.
Favorite hobbies outside of your students?
I am also a fitness coach and run my own business after school where I help other people through fitness and nutrition. That takes up most of my time alongside my own workouts. I also really enjoy traveling, hanging out with my fiancé and puppy Nova. When we get the chance in the warmer weather in the summer, I love spending as much time outdoors, going to cabins, spending time with my family and friends!
What drew you to Yoobi products?
I saw them at Target one day and thought they were so cute! All the packaging and bright colors drew me in from the start. The fact that their mission is so strong and their values run deep was a huge bonus and why I’ve continued to support them ever since!
What is your favorite Yoobi product?
I love the notebooks and stationary because I’m a sucker for journaling and writing way too many to-do lists to ever accomplish it all. I couldn’t tell you how many notebooks I have stored on my desk currently. However, my students are obsessed with the mini highlighters! They borrow them all throughout the day and it is a battle as to who gets them first. Who knew something so simple would be their favorite!