• Hello! My name is Lauren Boland, and I am very excited to be joining the Palmetto Middle School team this year! I am a graduate of Winthrop University, where I studied Literature, teacher certification, and many other fun things such as fencing, martial arts, and book making. I also studied at the Univeristy of Stirling, Scotland, and studied the Gothic and Modern Poetry. I have been a high school English teacher for 6 years and am excited now to make the move to middle school and work with a new group!