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Lee Ann Lambert

Middle School Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Education, Quincy University; Master of Curricular Development in Educational Administration, Quincy University; Master’s in Education Administration, Hannibal LaGrange University.

Lee Ann Lambert has known she would be a teacher since high school. That’s when she first realized that helping children was her greatest passion, and would be the focus and purpose of her professional life. Her favorite thing about being a teacher is watching the children learn as students and grow as people.

Compassion, Empathy, Kindness

Mrs. Lambert had taught in traditional brick-and-mortar schools since 2006. She made the switch to online education in 2021, joining Missouri Connections Academy initially as a science teacher. The online experience has been even better than she had hoped.

“Teaching online gives me more chances to work one-on-one with students,” she says. She feels that she gets to know them better as individuals. Lessons can be personalized for each student, to meet them where they are academically and emotionally. “In brick-and-mortar, I felt the kids were cycled in and out so quickly,” she adds.

Mrs. Lambert strongly believes that academic material is just one part of what’s important in education. “We not only teach content here, but we also model good behaviors,” she says. “These behaviors include compassion, empathy, kindness, and much more.” As her students mature and grow into adulthood, they “are more likely to carry those characteristics into the future.”

It’s All About Family

Mrs. Lambert and her husband, Darin, have two children. When she’s not working, she is fully engaged in her children’s activities, watching them experience and learn about the world. She enjoys watching her son – and her brother – in their races. The family watches all kinds of sports together, including football, baseball, and hockey. She loves spoiling her young nephews, and really loves spoiling her furbabies, Rex and Oakley. She even (somehow) finds the time to sing in a local band. 

Teaching online gives me more chances to work one-on-one with students.

—  Ms. Lambert