New Educator Spotlight: Nathaniel Furr

Throughout the school year we'll 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 it's Nathaniel Furr, kindergarten teacher at McPhee Elementary School.

Building/Department: McPhee

Teaching Assignment/Role: Kindergarten Teacher

Why did you want to become an educator?
I love working with kids because they have a unique way of looking at the world. I enjoy having an opportunity to help them explore and understand the world better.

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools?
The staff I work with are very supportive and are always happy to answer any questions I have.

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? If so, which school(s)?
Sheridan Elementary, Irving Middle School and Lincoln Southeast Highschool

Where did you attend college?
University of Nebraska- Lincoln

What is your favorite part of being an educator?
Seeing how much students can learn in a short amount of time.

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students.  
Before I taught in LPS I taught in a rural Alaskan village, Nunapitchuk. I was the coach of the cross country team and giving students an activity to do after school was very beneficial to keeping them out of trouble. I was able to get over 50 students to show up to at least one practice out of a school of 200 students. Though I admit, some students only lasted a single practice but most continued to show up!

What is a fun fact about you?
My favorite meat is walrus and I owned a snowmobile and motorboat before I ever owned a car. Unfortunately walrus is one of the things I had to give up when I moved back to Lincoln. I also work as a certified EMT in the summers.

Published: May 4, 2022, Updated: May 4, 2022