New Educator Spotlight: Marisa Springman

Every week, we will 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's New Educator Spotlight is Marisa Springman, first grade teacher at Zeman Elementary.

Building/Department: Zeman Elementary

Teaching Assignment/Role: 1st Grade

Why did you want to become an educator?
I have always loved working with children. I have experience in a lot of different areas involving students of all ages, but after working as a paraeducator I realized that where I truly wanted to be was in the classroom. So much discovery and growth happens in the classroom and I love being a part of that. Watching and encouraging student learning in the academic sense and also how to be good humans is what makes me excited about being an educator.

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools?
The school I am teaching at. I am surrounded by incredible educators and administration who truly care about their students and helping them be successful. They have also been very supportive of me and have helped me get the school year off to a great start.

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? If so, which school(s)?
Yes! I went to Hill, Scott, and Southwest.

What is your favorite part of being an educator?
The students! The joy, energy, and wonder they bring in to each day is such a fun challenge to be a part of. 

What is a fun fact about you?
I've run 9 marathons, including the Boston Marathon. I also have a sassy, energetic 3 year old who fills me with joy and life!

Published: September 15, 2022, Updated: September 16, 2022