PRIDE Learning Center Welcomes a New Regional Director

PRIDE Learning Center Welcomes a New Regional Director


MEET Lauren Katnik, Regional Director


PRIDE Learning Centers is growing rapidly and we are pleased to announce the addition of Lauren Katnik as our new Regional Director for the PRIDE Learning Centers in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

Lauren Katnik is a graduate of Chapman University with a BA in Elementary Education and Teaching.  Lauren has an immense amount of experience teaching literacy and working in elementary education for Irvine Unified School District and Oakland Unified School District.  She currently holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and is Orton-Gillingham Certified.


Lauren began her career with PRIDE working in the Mission Viejo Learning Center as the Center Director.  As the Regional Director at PRIDE, Lauren manages the day-to-day operations of all four PRIDE Learning Centers.  She works with PRIDE instructors to help students achieve their educational goals; conducts student progress meetings with parents and teachers; selects, trains, and manages staff members; and plans and participates in events that increase community awareness.


“I’m very excited to have Lauren join our team,” says Karina Richland, Founder of PRIDE Learning Centers.  “Lauren has a proven track record of commended performance and an unwavering commitment to optimizing student and school success.  I am just thrilled to add Lauren to our amazing team here at PRIDE.”


Lauren is ready and willing to answer any questions parents, teacher, professionals or community members have.   Give her a call at 866-774-3342 ext. 1 or e-mail  Or check out the website at