Lauren Moses-Oldfield

Lauren Moses-Oldfield


Robert C. Fisler Elementary


My road in life took a while to figure out.
First I always valued my education, but had no idea what path it would take me down.
Then I started trying out different things in high school like drama and agriculture.
Then I thought I might get a business degree like my father.
Then I watched my dad get his masters and knew that would be on my path as well but had no idea how.
Then I got to college and imagined my dream job, which led me to my pre-school experience and bam!
Started going for a CHAD degree, took a whole lot of Science and spent my last semester in London.
Then on a night out with a friend I met the head of the tech credential program and so I applied!
With the credential done there were 0 jobs. So I kept on with the masters & subbed until finding my dream job!
Keep following my journey


High School
California State University-Fullerton
Child Development
California State University-Fullerton



I'm a first grade teacher.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

Get to work around 7-7:30. Drink my coffee, check my emails and my plans. Focus on any last minute details. At 8:00 let the kids in and my day kicks off from there. We work through language arts, math, science, social studies, technology (laptop time), reading, PE, and maybe we'll have art class or PLC time where we look at data as a team. After school, it's meetings, emails, planning, prepping, hanging new work, creating lessons, and grading. All in a day's work. Fast paced and always changing.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

I figured out what I wanted to be in college. You can have any degree to go into teaching, but some pre req's are easier to achieve through a degree in Liberal Arts or Child / Adolescent Development. The credential is the year that you take after whatever degree you have achieved and train specifically to be a teacher. The first step is applying to be in the program after you have earned your bachelor's. Look into pre req's early though so you don't have any additional units to complete before you apply for the program.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"You should do something else there are no teaching jobs, the pay is no good, you will work yourself to death, you will spend all your money on your classroom. Parents and kids have no respect these days."