January 10, 2011
My name is Emily Jameson, and I am new to ESU 10's
Professional Development department. I am so excited about all the new
possibilities and growth opportunities ahead!
I grew up here in Kearney and moved to
Lincoln to study Elementary Education at UNL. Upon graduation, I taught first
grade at Meadow Lane Elementary School in northeast Lincoln. While working
there, I had the opportunity to teach students from literally all over the
world! There are about 15 different languages spoken by the families of Meadow
Lane, and I loved working with them because it was such an enriching
experience. Serving ELL students became a passion of mine, and so I decided to
go back to school to better learn how to meet their unique needs. I recently
graduated from Doane College with a Master of Education in Curriculum and
Instruction with an ELL endorsement.
Moving back to Kearney after an eight-year absence feels
like I have come home! Both my parents and my husband's parents still live
here, and being closer to family is such a blessing.
In addition to the big changes of moving back to Kearney and
starting my new job, my husband and I recently welcomed our first child, Kayla
Marie, into our family. She is almost four months old, and I already can hardly
imagine what life could possibly have been like without her!
I also enjoy photography, scrapbooking, running, volunteering,
playing the piano and travelling. In all honesty, though, I haven't really done
much of any of those since Kayla's arrival, with the exception of photography -
can you guess my favorite subject for photo sessions?
Thank you to everyone who has been so welcoming and kind as I begin this new
endeavor. I am really looking forward to working here at ESU 10!