Staff Spotlight: Megan Euler-Seventh Grade Science Teacher at Culler 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 Megan Euler, seventh grade science teacher at Culler Middle School.

“Megan is a highly dedicated professional who knows how to motivate her students to strive for excellence. Megan is compassionate and has the desire and ability to learn new skills. She is well-versed in meeting the needs for all students in her classroom, and she continues to improve her knowledge of diverse learners in order to better engage her students in the process of education.” - Mary Herrington, science teacher at Culler Middle School. 

Briefly describe your role at LPS.
I am a seventh grade science teacher at Culler Middle School. This is my 16th year as a teacher and 11th year at Culler. I coach girls volleyball, girls basketball and boys basketball at Culler. Additionally, two years ago I became the Multi-tiered systems of support for behavior (MTSS-B) liaison for my school. This has let me be a part of creating positive behavior celebrations for our students and helping teachers and staff create systems to hold students and themselves accountable using a restorative mindset and skillset.

How long have you worked for LPS?
Sixteen years.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
My mother taught in LPS for 42 years. I remember how much she cared about and invested in those thousands of students. I wanted to make the same impact and share my love of learning and experiences in life.

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
The individual relationships and individual progress both emotional and intellectual.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
Rousseau Elementary School, Irving Middle School and Southeast High School.

What path did you take after completing your formal education?
I went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and got a degree in construction management engineering. I worked in the construction industry for a few years after college. After leaving the construction industry, I wanted to become a teacher. When I enrolled in the master’s program at UNL, I was offered a research position with the construction management engineering program. Through that position I was able to earn a master's of engineering and a master's of education as well as getting my teaching certificate. During that time I helped with research through the Department of Transportation and Farmland Foods. I also was able to be the instructor of record for multiple semesters of undergrad and graduate-level courses in the Construction Management Engineering Department.

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced your life positively?
I am an avid reader, so picking one book is impossible. I challenge myself to read outside my favorite genre to experience the world in as many lenses as possible.

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

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
Mrs. Capps was my math teacher at Rousseau. She made math interesting and challenging at the same time. The classroom environment was welcoming and comfortable. I will never forget her African grey parrot singing, "I've got the whole world in my hand..." and teaching us his math facts.

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Published: March 15, 2024, Updated: March 15, 2024

Megan Euler-Seventh Grade Science Teacher at Culler Middle School