Staff Spotlight: Tayler Mashburn-Kindergarten Teacher at Huntington Elementary School

Every week, we’ll shine a spotlight on one Lincoln Public Schools staff member! Get to know the wonderful people making a positive impact across various areas within LPS. This week, meet Tayler Mashburn, kindergarten teacher at Huntington Elementary School.

Tayler is a champion for her students! She has high expectations for her students. She builds very strong relationships with them. Her students want nothing more than to learn from her and to exceed her expectations, and she wants nothing more than to help each individual learner to reach their fullest potential.” — Principal Kristi Schirmer, Huntington Elementary

How long have you worked for LPS?
This is my fourth year with LPS and Huntington Elementary!

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
Growing up, I played softball. I had coaches who inspired me to be the best I can be. In high school, I started giving softball lessons to girls in my community. This is where my love for teaching began. After college, I worked at a facility that allowed me to give lessons to girls in the Lincoln community. I have enjoyed teaching since I was 15 years old!

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
My favorite part about working for LPS is building connections with people. I enjoy getting to know and learning from others. Building relationships with families is the most rewarding part of my job. I love watching students and families grow throughout their elementary years.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I grew up in Aurora, Colo., and attended school in the Cherry Creek School District.

What path did you take after completing your formal education?
I earned both my bachelor’s and master's degrees from Doane University.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
The people in Lincoln are so kind! Everywhere I go someone is always willing to talk to me.

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced you positively?
My favorite book series growing up was “Junie B. Jones”! The books made me laugh and want to keep reading.

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
Kati Robinson from Zeman Elementary School was my cooperating teacher while I was in college. She taught me a lot of things about teaching, but my favorite thing was how to build and keep relationships with students. She was the kindest teacher to her students.

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Published: September 21, 2023, Updated: January 10, 2024

Tayler Mashburn—Kindergarten Teacher at Huntington Elementary School