Chief Executive Officer
Taking the reins as Chief Executive Officer of the Baden Academy Charter School on January 6, 2014, Lauren Bensink brought a fitting amalgamation of experience to the role. Passionate about the arts and with a wealth of elementary education experience, she is poised to propel the school's mission to higher levels. Having worked hands-on in a variety of arts-related positions throughout her career, including as a docent at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a designer for Henri Bendel and on the education department staff for Simon & Schuster Publishing, Bensink effectively blends her love of the arts with many years of experience in the elementary classroom and educational administrative skills. She previously served as Director of Elementary Instruction at the Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School, the largest online K-12 school in the commonwealth. Ms. Bensink holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, a Master's in Strategic Leadership, and has earned principal certification for grades K-12.