District Mental Health Specialist

Hello! I am Lauren Wagoner, the district Mental Health Specialist for PGS and PHS. I am a PHS Class of 2011 alumni. I graduated from LTC in 2013 and transferred to University of Southern Indiana, Evansville. I graduated from USI with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work in 2017 and Master’s Degree of Social work in 2019. After grad school, I moved to Indianapolis and worked as a school/home based therapist for a behavioral health corporation for two years. I am excited to be back in Palestine with all the wonderful staff and students!


I am an animal lover. I currently have two cats named Andy and Arnold as well as other cats that randomly show up at our house.

I also helped coach 5/6 grade basketball for the 2022 season. Even though it wasn't a winning season, I enjoyed seeing all of the kids learn and build confidence. I can't wait to see what these kids do next year!



Contact Information

Email: lauren.wagoner@palestine-pioneers.net 

Palestine Grade School: (618) 586-2711

Palestine High School: (618) 586-2712