New Educator Spotlight: Hope Power

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 Hope Power from Bryan Community Focus Program.

Building/Department: Bryan Community Focus Program

Teaching Assignment/Role: English

Why did you want to become an educator? Teaching has always been in my blood - many of my relatives are teachers and I feel drawn to the classroom as a place where I can have a positive impact on the world.

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools? So far, I love the students more than anything else. There are so many great kids at Bryan, as there are in other buildings, that make this job so rewarding.

Where did you attend college? University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What is your favorite part of being an educator? Again, what I love about teaching is the relationships we create with our communities. I love being in a position to help others on a daily basis. It helps me feel like I am making a difference in this complicated world.

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students. The perk of being a transgender teacher is that I am able to help others figure out aspects of their identities. It can be really isolating as a trans person to not have any adults like you to look up to, so I'm glad I can be that person for my students.

What is a fun fact about you? I'm allergic to fruit!

Published: November 5, 2021, Updated: November 5, 2021