Meet Lindsey Pollock, Ed. D.

TEACH’s Director of Program

Lindsey’s earliest memories include lining up her dolls in a makeshift classroom, pretending to be a teacher and making her brother attend her “classes.” Referring to education as her first love, Lindsey has always had a passion for the impact that teachers and classrooms alike make on a child’s life. Inspired by her grandfather, who served as a beloved school custodian, Lindsey also has a heart for serving others. That she went on to earn her Doctorate in Education wasn’t a complete surprise, but her education career has far exceeded her childhood aspirations. 

Lindsey has amassed an impressive number of Texas teaching certifications in addition to her Master’s degrees in Educational Leadership, Social Work and Montessori Integrative Learning. After over two decades serving in public school settings – the last 13 years as the principal of Garden Oaks Montessori in the Houston Independent School District – Lindsey joined TEACH as Director of Program in May 2021. Today, she leads and supports TEACH’s Program Managers and helps develop the organization’s curriculum and coaching framework. Her work, she says, is all about the people: teachers, staff, students and their families, and she’s committed to helping them achieve their dreams, both inside and outside of the classroom – just as she did.

Lindsey Pollock, Ed.D.

TEACH: When did your interest / experience in education begin?
LP: When I was in kindergarten, probably! My parents are both educators. My father was a college professor and my mom was a first-grade teacher. That’s all I knew as a child. It seemed teaching is what people did. I absolutely loved it. I’d line my dolls up and pretend I was a teacher or boss my brother around and make him attend my classes. I remember my mom saying, “You’re going to be a principal someday.”

TEACH: What do you love most about working in education?
LP: The people. Education is all about the people – the people at schools: teachers, staff, students, most of all, and their families, of course. Teachers aspire to be the very best teachers they can be. That’s what we’re here for: to support a teacher in the classroom, help them be effective and meet their goals. Likewise, parents send us the very best kids they’ve got. Every student shows up to school wanting to have a good day. We’re here to help them succeed. Our children are more than just data points. While we want them to be successful academically, they have to be well-rounded human beings, too. Their hopes, aspirations, family dynamics, learning preferences and challenges are key to achieving our goal as educators. I find that very fulfilling.

TEACH: At the end of the day, what is one thing you find most fulfilling about your job?
LP: Knowing that we have the ability to make a difference at the campuses we serve and knowing that as a result of our efforts, teachers will feel more empowered and, in turn, students and their communities will benefit. The work that we do has a ripple effect that extends past the schoolhouse walls and into our community – and really, onto generations of people. We’re focused on providing skills that teachers can utilize in their classrooms, but they’re really skills that can be used in other aspects of their lives and that can make a positive impact well beyond school. In Montessori, it’s all about helping children maximize their individual potential, while recognizing their interconnectedness with other people, with their school, with their community and with the world. TEACH delivers on that.

TEACH: What are you most looking forward to at TEACH this year?
LP: Having that experience of interacting with human beings in 3D! Getting back into the classrooms is going to be a very different dynamic after a year spent in remote learning. It’s going to be challenging for teachers and students to reestablish that classroom environment, but knowing that that’s TEACH’s specialty and that we’ll get to be there to support and help them with this transition is very exciting to me.

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Support TEACH

When you shop at smile.amazon.com Amazon donates

Address

2900 Weslayan, Suite 375
Houston, TX, 77027

Email

info@toeducateallchildren.org

Phone

713.300.1097

Copyright © 2021 Knowledge Arts Foundation D/B/A To Educate All Children | Website by ASTOUNDZ