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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Teacher Feature- Lindsey Abell


Lindsey Abell 
Bowen Elementary School 

Going into her second year with Bowen Elementary, Lindsey Abell is teaching English as a second language to kids in grades K-5. Lindsey has taught fifth grade at Bowen and Kindergarten at the Kennedy Montessori School.



“I really just enjoy getting to know the kids and helping them meet their needs to become as successful as they can be.” Lindsey, who originally got her bachelor’s degree at Xavier University in business, went back for her master’s degree in teaching shortly after.

“I think I was always meant to be a teacher. Once I got into the business world, I quickly realized that is not where I needed to be. I think teaching is a very rewarding job. It’s difficult at times but very rewarding.”

She is a mother to two kids and also tries to find time for other things.“I also love to read. I recently have gone back and tried to read young adult, award-winning fiction books that I remember as a child such as A Wrinkle In Time.”

“I loved when I taught Kindergarten and going into fifth was a big change but it was really fun getting to have more conversation with [the older kids]. Now I’ll have the best of both worlds [teaching K-5].”


Hard part? “Keeping up with everything that goes along with it. Teaching the kids is the fun part, but all the paperwork that goes with it is the hard part.


Most important part: “Getting to know your kids and what expectations would you have of your own child’s teacher and trying to meet those expectations.”

-Alissa Hicks, Media Associate, Today's Family

To nominate a teacher for a Today's Family Teacher Feature Award sponsored by Metro United Way, click here.

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