Staff Spotlight: Cindy Martins-Computer Technician at Standing Bear High 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 Cindy Martins, computer technician at Standing Bear High School.

“Cindy came with us when we started Standing Bear. She was willing and is willing to do anything to help staff so that they can meet the needs of learners. There isn't any question that is too small or too big that Cindy can't figure out and help the staff. Her role is vital in the ongoing service to students and their families. Her willingness to do ‘whatever it takes’ is demonstrated daily.”— Standing Bear High School Principal Susan Cassata

How long have you worked for LPS?
I started with LPS in April 2006 as the special education secretary at East High School. In December of 2010, I became the high school computer technician for East High. I moved to Standing Bear High School as the high school computer technician in July 2022.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
I have my degree in early childhood education and I have always loved being around children. I also like being part of the clerical team. I have the best of both worlds working for Lincoln Public Schools. I get to be with students and help them but also I get to help the staff and public. I have had amazing experiences at both East High and Standing Bear High School.

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
My favorite part of working at LPS is the students, staff and parents. I have met some really great people. I have worked on really great teams in both schools I have been at and have made a lot of lifelong friends. I love that I get to help people everyday and every day is different.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
Pershing Elementary, Mickle Middle School and Lincoln Northeast High School.

What path did you take after completing your formal education? 
I went to Southeast Community and earned my associates degree in early childhood education. 

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
Lincoln is a friendly city. It is a city that cares about its residents. 

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced you positively?
I loved reading all of the Judy Blume books. I think I checked them out from the library more than a few times a school year.

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
Mrs. Fran Colon, she was my career ed teacher at Northeast. I remember sitting with her and talking about what I wanted to do after high school. She had great suggestions but mostly just listened and let me process.

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Published: October 27, 2023, Updated: January 10, 2024

Cindy Martins—Computer Technician at Standing Bear High School