Lauren Hancock

San Jose Public Library
San Jose, CA

LAUREN HANCOCK has spent more than 15 years working as an educator and advocate for student-centered learning. Most recently, she was a project fellow and school leader professional development lecturer at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University. She has traveled across the country working with principals dedicated to changing the future of education and developing student-centered programs. Previously, Lauren was a founding educator and head of school at AltSchool in San Francisco, and has worked in Family Programs at Google. She earned a BA from the California State University, Northridge.


San Jose is working to improve its educational outcomes by engaging with students outside traditional classrooms at an early age. Lauren will help the youth of San Jose achieve academic and career success by designing innovative after-school and summer programs.