Our latest Welcome To Sanford Teacher of the Week is Lindsey Gaines, of SanLee Middle School. Mrs. Gaines has 12 years of experience as a middle school teacher and is in her fourth year at SanLee, where she teaches 8th Grade ELA and English I. Mrs. Gaines has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania where she played collegiate soccer and basketball. She also has a Masters in Reading Instruction from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Mrs. Gaines’ goal in teaching is to develop both her students’ minds and their hearts. She comments, “As a teacher I feel the most important thing I can do is build relationships with my students. I want to do what is best for each one and foster a love of learning. My colleagues would probably say I am full of energy, think outside the box and do whatever possible to engage students.”
In her free time, Mrs. Gaines loves to travel and make memories with her family. She is also an avid runner and loves fitness.