Washington Elementary | Fifth Grade
My name is Tana Ambrose. I am married to a wonderful man named Scott. Together we have two amazing children, McKinzee and Justin. McKinzee is a senior at NPHS and will graduate in May. She is considering a future in medicine either as a nurse or paramedic. Justin is a sophomore at NPHS. He enjoys hunting and fishing. McKinzee and Justin are both runners on the cross country team, as well as, distance runners on the track team. I am extremely fortunate that I get to watch and cheer my children at the same sporting event. My husband Scott worked on the railroad for 18 years. In February 2015 he chose a different career, an EMT at Priority Medical Transport. He is active with the volunteer fire department and the Lincoln County Dive Team. Scott is once again changing his career as he is joining the North Platte Fire Department as a firefighter/EMT. During the school year there is not enough time in the day for extracurricular activities; but in the summer my family spends most of our time in our vacation home~~our 5th wheel camper! We enjoy camping for weeks at a time. The whole family camps: Scott, Me, McKizee, Justin, Switzer (dog); Abby (dog); Max (dog), & Lily (cat). Yes, I bring my cat camping!
I graduated from NPHS in 1989. I went to Colby Community College in Colby, KS on a softball scholarship. In 1991, I graduated from Colby Community College with my associates degree. I then transferred to UNK where I finished my softball career and graduated with my bachelor’s degree in 1994. In 2008, I graduated from Doane with my master’s degree in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.
I have taught in the North Platte Public School District for 22 years. I’ve had the privilege of being a resource teacher and a classroom teacher in grades 3 and 5. I was a resource teacher at Jefferson Elementary for 10 years; I taught 3rd grade for three years; and 5th grade for four years before transferring to Washington Elementary where I‘m currently a 5th grade teacher.
As a teacher, I believe it’s imperative to build relationships with my students. I believe children should feel safe, loved, and challenged at school. I believe that all students can learn and succeed.