Position: Sixth Grade Teacher
School: Mount Lebanon Elementary School
School District: Anderson School District 4
City, State: Pendleton, SC
Music that Describes Lindsey
Lindsey Lingefelt was nominated by an anonymous colleague.
"Ms. Lingefelt's one of those unsung heroes who's never recognized for her amazing talents, heart, and skill," said her nominator. "I have known Ms. Lingefelt for 20 years, and in that time, students have always come back to me to say that Ms. Lingefelt was their favorite teacher. I always ask them why, and the responses always mirror each other: 'Ms. Lingefelt is real with you, and she cares.'"
"I have often wondered what it is about Ms. Lingefelt that makes her go above and beyond for every student that she teaches," said her nominator. "I have wondered if it’s because she is a mother of four children and she just has that instinctive nurturing spirit. I have wondered if her drive comes from years of experiences working with so many students in multiple schools. I have come to the realization that Ms. Lingefelt is a Life Changer because of her innate ability to recognize the humanness in everyone she meets. As a result, this spills over into every relationship that she has with people, and ultimately, as a teacher."
"Students who have had the privilege of having Ms. Lingefelt have loved to express how much fun they have in her class," said her nominator. "They describe their experiences as being in class, but more so, a life class. Currently, Ms. Lingefelt teaches sixth grade math, but over the years, she has taught humility, endurance, and character. As I reflect on what makes this teacher stand out from her colleagues, I see a woman who loves people, the profession, and her purpose. I am a better educator because of being surrounded by Ms. Lingefelt."