Lauren Korzinstone is the founder and director of Brain Boost Consulting. Lauren has been recognized for her impactful work as an educational consultant and inclusive practitioner in Toronto, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Lauren assesses for individual strengths and needs and provides tailored support to help children and adolescents achieve their potential. She also consults to schools and organizations that service individuals with diverse needs.
Lauren has held various executive leadership roles in the educational sector. Lauren is the former Director of Educational Support Services at Netivot. She was a member of senior administration and oversaw all educational, psychological and therapeutic programs impacting diverse learners. Lauren spearheaded the creation of The Kimel Centre for Inclusion, a state-of-the-art learning facility. This space garnered media attention and resulted in great gains for over 600 students. Lauren was also the Head of the Centre for Differentiated Learning at TanenbaumCHAT, where she managed programming and accommodations in a high school of a thousand students. Lauren has spoken at conferences and on educational panels, sharing her expertise and knowledge of best practices in inclusive education.
While residing in Quebec, Lauren served as the School Improvement Consultant for Montreal’s Jewish day school system. Lauren guided senior administration in identifying, developing and implementing sustainable solutions to achieve each school’s strategic priorities. She worked at the Bronfman Jewish Education Centre and encouraged schools to attain international standards of educational excellence.
Lauren obtained her Master of Education with a 4.0 CGPA from McGill University with specializations in Educational Psychology and Inclusive Education. She attended Harvard’s Principal’s Centre and has numerous awards to her name. Lauren received UJA’s prestigious Community Inclusion Award of Excellence as her efforts resulted in a more inclusive Jewish community for people with special needs. Lauren was granted the Dr. John A. Bryant Memorial Award for her significant contributions as an inclusion practitioner. She was the recipient of the Phyllis Shapiro Award and the Chantal Malard Memorial Prize for excellence and innovation in teaching. Lauren is certified by the Ministère de l’Éducation du Loisir et du Sport and the Ontario College of Teachers.