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52 Millennium - A Marquis Who’s Who Magazine EDUCATION Towson University. She has also been certified in early childhood development through Northern Virginia Community College. A member of the National Association of the Education of Young Children, she has also lent her considerable expertise to Arlington County in updating their childcare regulations between 2014 and 2018. Furthermore, she was a co-chairperson of the First Arlington County Training Day in 2015. From a young age, Ms. Harris desired to delve into the field of education, having been influenced by her mother, who was a lifelong educator. Deciding thereafter to work with young children, Ms. Harris is especially proud of having the faith to start her academy from scratch and watch it grow into the successful business it is today. Little Ambassadors’ Academy earned the Best Preschool Award in 2016, 2019 and 2020. Looking toward the future, Ms. Harris intends to witness the continued growth of her academy while solidifying her reputation as an excellent teacher and administrator. Since 2010, Lauren A. Harris has flourished as the president and chief executive officer of Little Ambassadors’ Academy, located in Arlington, Virginia. Established out of Ms. Harris’ desire to provide children with inclusive, creative learning experiences, Little Ambassadors’ Academy provides a safe environment in which students learn through various language, music, art and science programs. Impressively, Ms. Harris’ students are known for reaching the best versions of themselves on both intellectual and moral levels as a result of their education at Little Ambassadors’ Academy. Prior to establishing her academy, Ms. Harris served Fairfax County Public Schools as a parttime teacher for the Head Start Program from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, she was the director of the Fairfax County RecPac, and from 2004 to 2007, was a coteacher for the Little Mouse Playhouse. She also excelled as a client relations associate for Sands Capital Management between 2007 and 2010. Ms. Harris holds aBachelor of Science in finance from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University and a Master of Education in early childhood education and teaching from LAUREN A. HARRIS PRESIDENT, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Little Ambassadors’ Academy Arlington, VA