Teacher in Focus: Lynne Pence

by Celia Shortt

alt

Lynne Pence, third grade, Glanton Elementary


Lynne Pence teaches third grade at Glanton Elementary School in Grantville. She has been teaching in Clayton and Coweta Counties for 20 years.

Why did you become a teacher? 

For as long as I can remember, I have always wanted to be a teacher. I loved children. As a teacher, I wanted them to love school and look forward to being there.

What is your favorite part of teaching? 

When they actually get it. The light bulb goes on, and it makes sense to them. It makes learning fun, so it doesn’t seem like a chore.

If you were not a teacher, what would you be doing? 

I don’t know what I would be doing other than working with people. I love interacting with people and hearing their stories.

What do you do when you’re not teaching? 

I like to travel. I went to Washington, D.C. I always wanted to go, and I was able to see it with students.

What is your favorite movie(s)? 

The Blindside, The American President, and While You Were Sleeping

What is the best part of being at Glanton Elementary School?

It’s a small school - small community. You have a chance to get to know all the students. We have a great team here.

What is the one thing you hope your students learn? 

That you have to work hard. That it may not be your best thing, but you can still do a good job if you work at it.



More Education

Brooks, Welch hold fun run fundraisers

Both Brooks Elementary School and Welch Elementary School recently held fun runs as a way to raise money for their schools and for their par ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Sharon Liebe

Sharon Liebe teaches second grade at White Oak Elementary School. This year is her 24th of teaching public school. Why did you become a teac ... Read More


Education Briefs

Stroud earns academic honors at Biola Evan Stroud of Newnan was one of 1,513 students who were named to the Dean's List at Biola University ... Read More


Teachers show music and art go hand in hand

By Celia Shortt celia@newnan.com The art and music teachers at Jefferson Parkway Elementary School have a desire to show their students how ... Read More


Teacher in Focus: Tiffany Fowler

Tiffany Fowler teaches special education at Welch Elementary School. This year is her fourth of teaching. Why did you become a teacher? My ... Read More

Student competes at barrel racing championship

This past summer, Newnan High School student, Rainey Ayers, competed in the 2014 National Barrel Horse Association World Championship at the ... Read More