Phone: (803) 756-1177


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, Clemson University Masters in Language and Literacy, University of South Carolina Certifications: Early Childhood Education (4K-3) Literacy Teacher (K-12) Endorsements: Read to Succeed Literacy Teacher Gifted and Talented

Mrs. Lauren Panarello

I look forward to watching our "Purple Martin" readers soar.


I am a graduate of Chapin High School, Clemson University and the University of South Carolina. I have been an Early Childhood teacher for fourteen years. I taught my first year in third grade at Nursery Road Elementary and I've spent the last thirteen years in second grade at Lake Murray Elementary. The last year in second grade at Lake Murray, I was a FIVE (virtual) teacher and taught my students strictly online. It was a fantastic experience, but I missed working with my students in person. 


I am so excited to be currently serving as one of the reading interventionists at Piney Woods Elementary. It has been a dream of mine to work with readers all day and open a brand new school!


I am an avid reader who loves traveling to new places, hiking in the mountains looking for waterfalls, relaxing at the beach and in the mountains, journaling, painting, photography and spending time with friends and family.


I have been married to my wonderful husband, Matthew, for nine years and we are expecting a baby girl in December. We have a German Shorthaired Pointer named Maisel who loves the outdoors, exercising, snuggling and playing with her toys. We also have a black kitten named Idun who we rescued over a year ago. She recently had four kittens which we named Katniss, Freyja, Loki and Stinky. Our fur babies are "our babies". 


Please email me with any questions or concerns. Remember, I'm here to help support you and your child.


Let's soar together!