E. May (Pat) Lindquist

Retired Elementary Teacher
Brookville, Kansas
Total years as a classroom teacher: 31 (an additional 23 years substitute teaching, homebound teaching, tutoring and mentoring)

“A teacher is someone who sees each child as a unique person, and
encourages individual talents and strength by building up confidence and
raising self-esteem in each one of them.” – E. May (Pat) Lindquist

E. May (Pat) Lindquists’ first teaching experience was at a one-room
country schoolhouse, Yankee Run, in Ellsworth, Kansas in 1931.

Pat describes herself not as retired, but as “retreaded”. After
thirty-one years of classroom teaching she has given twenty-three years
to substituting, homebound teaching, tutoring, and mentoring.

She believes the two biggest educational issues facing American
education today are respect and apathy. If respect would be taught
beginning in the home, it would carry to the schools, spill into the
community, and the nation. The community as a whole, not just schools,
must accept responsibility for the preparations of all students to
succeed in life.

Pat is particularly known for keeping various ‘road kill’ in her freezer that she takes out and uses during lessons.

“Pat is one of the most looked up to and well-respected educational
resources I know. Her 90+ years of life and educational experience make
Pat an indispensable member of our community. Pat’s most important
characteristic is the phenomenal insight she has when working with
youth.”–Gregory W. Brockway, USD 307 Ell-Saline School Board President
and friend

“Pat put up with my boundless energy and mischievous ways and I was
successful, because she was patient, caring, enthusiastic and a problem
solver that saw me, the problem, as an opportunity.” –Brenda Wikoff,
Supervisor and former student

“With respect, grace, and accemptance she gently gains an unspoken
authority. Her inherent ability makes learning an adventurous
springboard into life itself.” –Fay Clements, former student and parent
of students

Education

1928-31 1969-71

Kansas State Teachers’ College of Emporia, KS

1933-34, 55-57, and 67

Kansas State University

1967

Bethany College

1967

McPherson College

1967

University of Kansas

1970

Marymount College

Teaching Experience

1978 – present

K-12, USD #307 Ell-Saline Schools Substitute and Tutor

1960-61

Elementary, USD #305 Salina Schools Substitute and Tutor

1974-76

Kindergarten, Happy Corner, Ell-Saline

1961-74

Primary, Brookville Grade School, Ell-Saline

1958-60

Grades 1-8, Humbarger Rural School, Salina, KS

1956-58

Grades 1-8, Mulberry Rural School, Ellsworth, KS

1944-45

Primary, Kirby-Smith School, Gainsville, FL

1937-42

Primary, Brookville Grade School, Brookville, KS

1934-37

Grades 1-8, Union 96 Rural School, Rice, KS

1931-34

Grades 1-8, Yankee Run Rural School, Ellsworth, KS

Special Recognition

1978 – present

K-12, USD #307 Ell-Saline Schools Substitute and Tutor

1960-61

Elementary, USD #305 Salina Schools Substitute and Tutor

1974-76

Kindergarten, Happy Corner, Ell-Saline

1961-74

Primary, Brookville Grade School, Ell-Saline

1958-60

Grades 1-8, Humbarger Rural School, Salina, KS

1956-58

Grades 1-8, Mulberry Rural School, Ellsworth, KS

1944-45

Primary, Kirby-Smith School, Gainsville, FL

1937-42

Primary, Brookville Grade School, Brookville, KS

1934-37

Grades 1-8, Union 96 Rural School, Rice, KS

1931-34

Grades 1-8, Yankee Run Rural School, Ellsworth, KS