New Educator Spotlight: Bethany Green

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 Bethany Green from Park Middle School.

Building/Department: Park Middle School/Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

Teaching Assignment/Role: 6-8th grade FCS teacher

Why did you want to become an educator? I knew I wanted to teach FCS since I was a sophomore in high school! I grew up watching and getting to know my middle and high school FCS teachers, and I completely adored them. They were my role models at school and were teachers that I knew would always be able to help me with anything. I knew I loved helping others and always liked the idea of teaching, so FCS seemed perfect! I only toured and applied at UNL because I knew exactly what I wanted was to be in the FCS Ed program and teach in LPS!

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools? I love getting to know my students, supporting them at school, and attending their sporting events. Seeing them excited in class when they're learning life-long skills is the best.

Where did you attend college? University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What is your favorite part of being an educator? Seeing kids happy in my classroom and excited to learn is the best part. Getting to see former students in the hallway is wonderful too because it warms my heart that they are so excited to see me. It makes everything worth it!

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students. I always start my quarter with having my students fill out an information form so that I can get to know my students on a personal level and have background on them and their life outside of school. First quarter I had a student leave a comment on it thanking me for asking these questions and that it meant a lot to them that I wanted to help them and know about their struggles. Any letters from current or past students remind me that I am leaving a positive impact on them.

What is a fun fact about you? In LPS, I have worked in an elementary, middle and high school! In college I worked for Pershing Elementary's CLC Program, for my student teaching assignment I was at Lincoln East High School, and I now teach at Park Middle School! I have loved all of the ages of students and enjoy their similarities and differences.

Published: November 1, 2021, Updated: November 3, 2021