About Lauren

Lauren Kurnov is a Sarasota County native who understands that our community has worked together to provide high-quality public schools for our kids so they have the best shot at a bright future. As a member of the school board and parent of children in our public schools, she’ll combine our community’s voice with the best educational practices to keep us moving forward.

Lauren moved back to Sarasota seven years ago with her husband and two children and worked at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee as the Assistant Vice President and Director of Student Success. In this role, Lauren spearheaded numerous programs, initiatives, and partnerships that connected students to career opportunities in the area. Most recently, Lauren worked with New College of Florida’s Office of Outreach and Inclusive Excellence and Student Affairs to promote community outreach and student success. She received her Doctorate of Education in 2021 from the University of South Florida.

As both a parent and an education professional, Lauren is prepared to put her experience to work as an advocate for the schools she grew up in and that her children now attend. On the Sarasota County School Board, she will cut through the noise and do the work needed to engage parents as educational partners, support and retain our teachers, set our students up for successful futures, and keep our public schools among the best in the state.

Lauren is committed to running a positive, no-nonsense campaign that focuses solely on the success of our schools, not on fighting a proxy battle in a culture war. She will use her expertise in connecting students to career opportunities and workforce development to ensure that our local businesses have the talent they need for a bright economic future. Sarasota families, teachers, and students can count on Lauren Kurnov to put them first — because their priorities are her priorities. She knows that we can have dialogue and find solutions to our differing opinions because at the end of the day, our kids’ success is our shared goal.


Support teachers and students

Engage parents and community members as educational partners

Enhance classroom to career opportunities

Strengthen opportunities that connect our schools to community colleges, trades, and universities

Ensure that Sarasota Schools maintain an “A” rating and continue excelling

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