Phone: 704-260-5970 55200


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Special Education 2017 Pfeiffer University

Ms. Whitley

I am Lauren Whitley. This is my 2nd year teaching at West Cabarrus and my fifth year teaching in Cabarrus County Schools. I am a EC Teacher in the Occupational Course of Study (OCS) Program. I am a product of Cabarrus County Schools graduating from Northwest Cabarrus. Before realizing my passion of working in Education I attended Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and graduated with my associates degree in Surgical Technology. I later realized that my passion was to teach so I went to Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer NC where I graduate with my bachelors degree in 2017 in Special Education. My heart and passtion is to work with those in the Occupational Course of Study Program.



I am Trudy Mertz. I am Ms. Whitley's assitant in the OCS program and job coach here at West Cabarrus. I have a bachelors in Psychology from Wingate University, and I my first priorty with any student is to built a relationsip. This is my first year at West Cabarrus HS, and I look forward to many more years with the students and staff here at West. 


I am Mary Pertuit I am Ms. Whitley's assistant during first period and also a district job coach for all schools. I support students at their job sites. This is my second year a West Cabarrus.