Jefferson Elementary | Special Education
My name is Linsey Weaver. I attended North Platte Public Schools for the majority of my school career and graduated from North Platte High School. Throughout my high school career, I was an active participant in both track and cross country. After graduation, I attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for a short time, but then made a change to attend the University of Nebraska at Kearney. It was there that I completed my degree in Elementary Education K-6 with an endorsement in Special Education. Since then, I also completed my Masters Degree through Doane College in the area of Curriculum and Instruction.
I am married and have 3 young children. My husband and I spend the majority of our free time together as a family trying not to “blink” and enjoy every moment of our children growing up, as we know, they grow up way too fast!
Currently, I am a Special Education Teacher at Jefferson Elementary School. I have been teaching within the North Platte Public School System for 14 years. Prior to beginning my career with North Platte Public Schools, for a year, I was both a Classroom and Special Education teacher at Platte Valley District 8.
As an educator, I feel that educating young minds is a very complex, but rewarding task that should not be taken lightly. I absolutely love the quote by Ann Lieberman, “Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.” I truly believe that there is no limit to what a student can learn if each individual student is looked at as a whole and is taught to the heart and then the mind. I think it is of utmost importance to look at each individual student as a whole to see all of the talents that may possess. Guide them to their educational and personal success through their individual strengths, but don’t forget to challenge them beyond their comfort level at times as well.
It is our job as teacher to open the door to knowledge and understanding by motivating the wheels of thinking and connections. We need to have flexibility and collaboration within our teaching to create a positive and safe learning environment as well as independent thinkers and learners in society.