Secondary English Educator, Dwight Township High School
Lindsey Jensen is the 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year, a National Teacher of the Year Nominee and a Global Teacher of the Year Nominee. When she isn’t in her classroom, she spends evenings and weekends working as an educational consultant and motivational speaker. Lindsey is full of energy, and she is fiercely and unapologetically passionate about education.
Lindsey earned a bachelor’s degree in communication from Southern Illinois University. She acquired a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Oakland City University. She is currently completing her doctorate at Illinois State University through the School of Teaching and Learning, where she is finishing her dissertation and studying gender and technology in YA Dystopian Literature.
She has served as the chief negotiator and as an executive board member for the Dwight Education Association. She is a member of the Illinois Association of Teachers of English, the Illinois Reading Council and the Secondary Reading League. She refers to herself as a “teacher by day, and a musician by night.” Currently, she is a Secondary English Educator at Dwight Township High School, where she teaches Advanced Placement English, English III, and English IV.