Lauren Bagwell is a spoken word poet and teacher from Dallas, Texas. Bagwell graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Baylor University. As a spoken word poet, Bagwell has competed in slams at the local, regional, and international level. As an educator, she is passionate about the power and impact poetry can have on students in the classroom. She aims to create a democratic classroom that empowers students to share their stories and take action; to not only learn about history but to also make history. You can contact her at LaurenPatriciaBagwell@gmail.com.