New Professor Profile: Dr. Tami Ensor

Get to know Dr. Tami Ensor, Assistant Professor of Education 

Education: Ed.D in Literacy from University of Missouri – Columbia

Twitter: @TamiEnsor


TEACHING & CAREER

What is one piece of advice for students taking your class?

Be ready to learn! Have initiative, participate, follow through and always do your best!

How would your students describe you?

Positive, fun, challenging, a listener, a collaborator and their advocate

Most rewarding professional experience?

When I worked with a struggling student and the lightbulb came on for both of us!

What drew you to Westminster?

Comments from alumni, meeting the students and faculty, and the innovative plans Westminster has for moving forward in the future

What is your initial impression of Westminster?

Positive, collaborative atmosphere, great staff and students to work with and learn from.

What are your goals at Westminster?

To make a difference in someone’s life.

To educate and empower future teachers so they can change the world.

To continually learn and grow so I can best serve my students.


INSPIRATIONAL

What is your favorite quote?

Don’t let others steal your sparkle!

How did you find your purpose?

A lot of trial, error, faith, and reflection

Greatest accomplishment?

Making a difference in one of my students’ lives

Why did you start teaching?

Because a child I worked with changed my life

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz


PERSONAL

What do you like to do in your free time?

I love to run with my dogs, read good books, dance the night away, meet new people, explore new places, and learn new things.

What is your favorite technology tool or app?

My iPhone and iPad, which help me keep in touch with family, friends and my schedule!

Favorite movie?

Gone with the Wind

Favorite song?

Songs that inspire me

Biggest pet peeve?

When someone doesn’t follow through

Favorite food?

Chocolate Chip cookies—Chocolate should definitely be a food group!

Most treasured possession?

My dogs, Piper and Charlie

A talent you wish you had?

Playing the Piano