New Educator Spotlight: Amber Estell

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 Amber Estell from Huntington Elementary.

Building/Department: Huntington Elementary

Teaching Assignment/Role: 4th grade

Why did you want to become an educator? I love to help kids grow academically and emotionally. I know academics are really important but I really love the relationships that can be built between a teacher and student. I want them to know that I will always be there for them and that they can trust me!

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools? Meeting all the amazing staff and students who make LPS great!

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? If so, which school(s)? Yes! Belmont, Goodrich and North Star

Where did you attend college? Nebraska Wesleyan University

What is your favorite part of being an educator? Building relationships with my students

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students. A time I felt I made a difference for a student was when I took over a first-grade class and was told that everyone had strong behaviors and it would be a class where I would earn my teaching stripes. I was extremely nervous and I had many students on CICO. By the end of that year I got all my students off CICO and it was the most amazing class I have ever taught. They were the first class I taught by myself and they made such a positive impact on me and I felt like I made a positive impact on them! I went in there with the goal of giving them a new image besides being the "naughty class" and they rose above and proved that they were amazing!

What is a fun fact about you? I really love my dogs and spend most of my days at the dog park!

Published: November 19, 2021, Updated: November 19, 2021