New Educator Spotlight: Margarita Quintana Quezada

Every week, we will 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's New Educator Spotlight is Margarita Quintana Quezada, Spanish teacher at Lux Middle School.

Building/Department: Lux Middle School/ Foreign Language 

Teaching Assignment/Role: Spanish Teacher

Why did you want to become an educator?
I wanted to pursue education because of the lasting impressions of my own educational career and the teachers who supported and guided me along the way. I have always enjoyed working with kids and even more when I get to connect with them and share my love of language and culture with them. 

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools?
My favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools has been the opportunity to work and learn about the different and unique stories that each student brings. 

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I was raised in Sidney, Nebraska where I graduated from Sidney High School. 

Where did you attend college?
I attended Southeast Community College and then earned my bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an endorsement in Spanish at the University of Nebraska

What is your favorite part of being an educator?
My favorite part of being an educator is being able to be a part of my students foreign language journey and being the tool in helping them gain knowledge and perspective about different cultures.

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students.  
I know I am right where I am supposed to be anytime one of my students comes to school eager to tell and share something that they learned during my class that they were able to apply outside of the classroom.

What is a fun fact about you?
I was born in a city called Chihuahua, Mexico.

Published: February 9, 2023, Updated: February 10, 2023