New Educator Spotlight: Steven Nevarez

Every week, we'll be featuring one of our new LPS educators to get to know a little more about them and why they chose to be an educator. This week it's Steven Nevarez.

New educator's name: Steven Nevarez

Building/Department: Lincoln Northeast High School

Teaching Assignment/Role: Social studies

Why did you want to become an educator? Growing up I always knew I wanted a career that involved helping people and making the world a better place. During my freshman year of college, when I was trying to figure out what exactly that would be, I began reflecting on the people that had the biggest impact on me growing up. To me it was my social studies teachers, and the rest is history (pun intended).

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools? My favorite part about working for LPS is the incredible support that they offer their teachers and how welcoming every single person in the district is. If I ever have a question or issue I know all I have to do is ask a colleague and I will be pointed in the right direction.

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? No, I graduated from Omaha Burke High School.

Where did you attend college? I graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

What is your favorite part of being an educator? My favorite part about being an educator is the relationships that I get to develop with students. I believe that every student deserves to have a teacher that genuinely enjoys their presence in the classroom and makes learning fun. It is my goal to be that teacher for as many of my students as possible.

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students. During my student teaching last year here at Lincoln Northeast, I also worked at our Rocket House after school tutoring program. There I was able to help some of my students, and students that were taking other social studies classes, bring up their grades and pass classes they were struggling with.

What is a fun fact about you? I ride my bike to and from work every day!

Published: September 2, 2021, Updated: September 3, 2021