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Teacher spotlight: Elizabeth Ensminger

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc.

Elizabeth Ensminger teaches at Pinetta Elementary School where she works with second graders, teaching the reading/language arts and social studies classes.

She has been teaching for seven years. Over the years, she has spent one year teaching third grade math, science and social studies; one year teaching second grade English/language arts and social studies; and three-and-a-half years teaching sixth grade math.

Ensminger’s inspiration to become a teacher came from her mom. “My mom was a teacher, and I wanted to be like her,” said Ensminger.

“To always try your best in everything you do no matter how small” is the legacy Ensminger wants to leave with her students.  As a part of this, she feels that the best part of being a teacher is the opportunity to influence a child and make a difference in each one’s life. Over the years, she has come to realize (more fully) “We all come from different walks of life, but all want to learn to better ourselves.”

Ensminger earned her bachelors degree from Lee University in Tennessee and her master’s degree from Central Michigan University.

Ensminger is originally from North Carolina, but she has lived in Madison for eight years. She and her husband have been married for eight years, and they have a son and a daughter.

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