Doreen Lwanga is a special education and early childhood educator with over two decades of teaching students from PreK to graduate school. Doreen started teaching right after high school as an Adult English Tutor to Bangladesh immigrant women in Uganda to facilitate them to work alongside their husbands in family businesses. As a college student at Makerere University in Uganda, she worked as Human Rights Trainer, mentoring student volunteers as young human rights activists for prisoners and refugees.
In graduate school, Doreen was a Research and Writing Tutor to fellow students, providing help in developing and producing their research proposals, including research design and methodology, data collection, and analysis. Simultaneously, working as a Teaching Assistant for an undergraduate Political Science class on Africa International Politics.
In 2014, Doreen explored teaching PreK-12 in school districts within Pocono Mountain of northeast Pennsylvania as a Substitute Teacher in general and special education. She has gained competence in implementing teacher-designed lesson plans, incorporating her own academic and professional expertise, as well as state standards, curriculum materials, and other education best practices. She also works as an Online Writing Tutor with students around the country from PreK-college. In March 2020, following the COVID_19 emergency shutdown, Doreen started "When Kids Teach," to help students across the country complete teacher-assigned activities. For students in the South and Midwest whose schools closed, Doreen designed lessons and learning activities for them.
Doreen obtained a Master in Law & Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, a Bachelor's of Science in Special Education and Early Childhood Education from the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor's of Arts in Sociology, Geography & French from Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. Doreen has also studied in Norway and The Netherlands.