New Educator Spotlight: Aracely Acosta

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 Aracely Acosta, music teacher at Elliott Elementary School.

Building/Department: Elliott Elementary School

Teaching Assignment/Role: General Music Specialist 

Why did you want to become an educator?
When I was a child I was lucky to have an education where I was able to admire my teachers for their time, dedication, and love they gave me and my peers constantly. As a person of color, I’ve gone through much adversity and I just want to make sure I can build a culture in my room of love, respect, compassion, and so much hope for the futures of our students! 

What has been your favorite part of working for Lincoln Public Schools?
I have loved every part of being in my building because I am constantly surrounded by people who are highly invested in what’s best for our students.

Did you attend Lincoln Public Schools as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I come from Lafayette, CO and attended Escuela Bulingüe Pioneer for my elementary education. Later on, my family moved to Lincoln where I attended Park Middle School, Lefler Middle School, Lincoln High/Science Focus Program here at LPS.

Where did you attend college?
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

What is your favorite part of being an educator?
Seeing my students leave my class with a smile, caring for one another, and showing them that I am here for them always.

Describe a time that you knew you made a difference for a student or group of students.  
When I told my students I spoke Spanish, some faces lit up.

Published: December 16, 2022, Updated: December 16, 2022