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Jami Tatman


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Eisenhower Elementary | Fourth Grade

My name is Jami Tatman.  I grew up in North Platte, NE and graduated from North Platte High in 2005.  I went to school at Eisenhower and McDonald Elementary, Adams Middle School, and North Platte High School.  I spent a year at UNL majoring in Education and transferred to UNK where I graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and Early Childhood.  In 2014, I received my Master’s from Doane in Curriculum and Instruction.

I completed my student teaching at both Buffalo and McDonald Elementary here in North Platte.  This year marks my 8th year as an elementary teacher in North Platte Public School District.  I was hired as a 4th grade teacher at Buffalo Elementary, where I worked for two years.  In 2011, I transferred to Eisenhower where I taught 5th grade for one year before switching to 4th grade.  I have enjoyed teaching both grades but 4th grade is where I am meant to be.  

I have been married to Chris Tatman since 2009.  He is a supervisor at UPRR.  Together we have 3 children: twin 5 year old daughters named Savannah and Laramie, and a 2 year old son named Mason.  Our family also consists of 2 dogs named Molly and Juno.  When I am not at school, I love spending time at the lake and traveling.  Cheering on the Huskers, going to concerts, and spending time with family and friends are some of my favorite past times.

I had some wonderful teachers during my time spent at North Platte Public Schools that influenced my decision to go into education.  The relationships they created with me are what I try hard to create with the students in my class each year.  I enjoy getting to know them and helping them figure out things that they are good at.  I want to teach them the importance of working hard and not giving up.  It is very humbling when they come back to visit and you see how much the time spent in your class really meant to them.  Each year of teaching brings new adventures and challenges but working with kids and making an impact in their lives makes it all worth it.