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THE OSCAR WATCHER: Local schoolteacher admits to being obsessed with the Academy Awards

Lauren Burney

Academy Award aficionado Lauren Burney is a schoolteacher at Alexandria Elementary by day and a server at Classic on Noble by night.

Lauren Burney loves movies and freely admits to having an obsession with the Academy Awards.

A teacher at Alexandria Elementary and an evening server at Classic on Noble, Lauren’s interest in the Oscars started more than a dozen years ago when she and her three children gathered around the TV to cheer for "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King."