Teacher Spotlight: The Remarkable Mrs. Ingram
In the halls of Lampeter-Strasburg High School, a remarkable educator, Mrs. Ingram, wears many hats. As a Special Education Teacher, she's not just a beacon of knowledge but a guiding light in the lives of her students. She is dedicated to educating students across all grades, teaching a wide range of subjects, including math, English, science, social studies, and life skills. In her life skills class, Mrs. Ingram covers a wide array of essential topics, including functional reading and writing, mathematics, daily living skills, and job skills and employability training.
Mrs. Ingram Class Photo 2023
In addition to her teaching duties, Mrs. Ingram generously dedicates her time to various significant initiatives within the Lampeter-Strasburg High School community. She advises the Aevidum Club, a student-led organization focused on mental health awareness and the acceptance of all individuals. Mrs. Ingram's commitment also extends to her collaboration with the IU13 in facilitating job training programs at LSHS, preparing students for real-world skills and opportunities. Furthermore, she holds the position of vice president on the L-S Educational Foundation Board. This foundation provides valuable financial support by offering loans to students pursuing higher education. This underscores her dedication to the students in the Lampeter-Strasburg High School community.
One of the prominent challenges Mrs. Ingram encounters as an educator is the task of fostering constructive partnerships with students' parents, a vital tool for providing the best support to her students. While it requires significant time and investment, Mrs. Ingram values this insight as it can be highly beneficial in tailoring her teaching approach. Nevertheless, her profound sense of fulfillment as a teacher stems from students actively seeking her guidance, even when they may not necessarily require it. Building connections with her students remains a crucial element of her teaching journey.
Aevidum Club Photo
Amid her many experiences, one of Mrs. Ingram's most treasured memories is from her time teaching in the School District of Lancaster when she took her students to Muddy Run Park. During this unforgettable excursion, one student was deeply moved by the experience, embracing her and declaring, "I've never had such a beautiful day in my entire life." With this poignant memory in mind, Mrs. Ingram imparts a straightforward yet compelling message to her future students: "Never resort to excuses." This lesson serves as a powerful reminder of the impact that meaningful experiences can have on both students and educators.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Mrs. Ingram for her unwavering dedication and the invaluable contributions she makes to our school.
By Jordan Rehrer-Reinert, LS News reporter