New Educator Spotlight: Ellie Blume

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 Ellie Blume, counselor at Lincoln Northeast High School.

Building/Department: Lincoln Northeast High School

Teaching Assignment/Role: Counselor

Why did you want to become an educator?

My educational journey was deeply impacted by caring educators. I view education as a great equalizer. I have seen the empowering effect of education on young lives. I have aspired to be an educator who makes just such a difference. 

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools?

I see LPS as a community of educators dedicated to ensuring the success of all students. I am excited to work alongside so many caring and passionate educators.

Where did you attend college?

Andrews University and Doane University

What is your favorite part of being an educator?

Seeing my students flourish and pursue their goals. Sometimes I work with students who have big dreams but don’t know quite how to make them a reality. It delights me whenever I can turn those dreams into an educational roadmap to success.

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students.  

I know I made a difference when a student who comes in with worries and self-doubt leaves encouraged and empowered to continue to learn and grow. 

What is a fun fact about you?

Growing up, I was rescuing stray animals. In addition to numerous puppies and kittens, I rescued a piglet, an owl, and a baby grackle.

Published: March 10, 2023, Updated: March 10, 2023