New Educator Spotlight: Jese Stolte

Throughout the school year 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 Jese Stolte, 6th grade special education teacher at Scott Middle School. She will move to Adams Elementary School next year as the 5th grade special education teacher.

Building/Department: Scott Middle School 

Teaching Assignment/Role: 6th Grade Special Education 

Why did you want to become an educator?
I come from a family of teachers so it felt natural to also go into teaching.  I decided I wanted to do special education after my brother was diagnosed with Autism.  I loved seeing how much his special education teachers helped him and I wanted to be able to do the same. 

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools?
Getting to work with my family!  My dad and brother both work for the district.  

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? If so, which school(s)?
Yes I did!  I went to Morley Elementary, Lux Middle, and then East High . 

Where did you attend college?
Casper Community College and University of Nebraska Lincoln

What is your favorite part of being an educator?
Getting to see my students grow and meet their goals.  Seeing a student get excited over getting their highest score on a comprehension test is the best feeling ever.  

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students.  
The transition from 5th grade to 6th grade can be hard for students.  At the start of the year I had a few students who were really nervous about middle school and started off the year very quiet and shy.  After the first few weeks I had a few parents email me to tell me just how much their students were loving middle school and how I had helped them adjust to the change. 

What is a fun fact about you?
When I was really little I wanted to be a paleontologist because of Jurassic Park.  

Published: May 20, 2022, Updated: May 20, 2022