Staff Spotlight: Brett Krajewski-Math Teacher at Schoo Middle 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 Brett Krajewski, math teacher at Schoo Middle School.

Mr. K is an easy-going, kind-hearted dude. Students regularly comment on his class and teaching style being enjoyable. Math can be a challenge for many, and Mr. K is always happy to help. Students are able to relate to Mr. K because he is our first staff member that attended Schoo Middle School. He knows what it feels like to be a student in our building!”—Schoo Middle School Social Studies Teacher Jake Bogus.

How long have you worked for LPS?
Three years.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
I have very fond memories of my childhood, and that is probably because of the caring adults around me who were looking out for me. I am hoping that I can help provide similar experiences for kids. 

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
I love my day-to-day interactions with students. Every day is something new with eighth graders. They give me so much hope, optimism and entertainment, of course.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I attended Campbell Elementary School, Schoo Middle School and North Star High School.

What path did you take after completing your formal education?
I attended UNL and started as a biochemistry major. Two years in, I changed to math education. After graduating in 4.5 years, I taught ski school in Winter Park, Colo., for a season. Then, I came back to Lincoln to start my math teaching career at Schoo.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
The people.

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced you positively?
My cross country and track coach gave me a book called "Coach K's Little Blue Book" and I still display it in my classroom for inspiration.

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
My favorite teacher was Mr. Bock. He was my world history teacher at North Star. He was the most engaging teacher I've ever had and the best story-teller I've ever met. 

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Published: October 10, 2023, Updated: March 28, 2024

Brett Krajewski—Math Teacher at Schoo MIddle School