Women’s History Month Spotlight: Lynn Flesner
Honoring strong women
March 21, 2016
She’s seen in class subbing or teaching, cheering on the tennis team or volunteering at school. What isn’t always seen is that she is President of the Booster Club for tennis, Communications Director for Project Grad and a strong woman who is active in the community. She is Mrs. Lynn Flesner.
“I love that I have gained new skills and new experiences with all my volunteering experience,” Flesner said. “I enjoy helping others, being involved with Madison’s school this way I know teachers, coaches, administrators and students and there is a need to help schools get extra help for projects they cannot do.”
March is Women’s History Month and is a month to recognize and honor women who have made contributions to society or history. Mrs. Flesner fits this category because she is active at school and in the community. She also is the mother of a current LHS senior, Madison Flesner who is on the tennis team, and she also subs at different LISD schools.
“What I have liked the best about [teaching] is when I have subbed a lot at Knowles Elementary and then I know a lot of the students that move on to Running Brushy Middle School and I see the same students that I’ve known for quite a few years,” Flesner said. “Kids are fun to work around and I also like to encourage kids even if all I can give them in the hallway is a big smile and tell them how nice they look or I like their shirt, I hope it helps them have a good day.”
When she was a kid she had to become responsible and help her family more due to family issues. Her father died and then her mom divorced her step-father.
“I was the oldest and had to help a lot around the house,” Flesner said. “However, being the oldest and having to step up and help my family has helped me in my life to help others.”
Her daughter will be graduating at the end of the year and then will be attending Texas A&M University and there are a few things she would like her to learn from herself to help her in the future.
“[I hope she can learn from me that] most everything takes hard work, commitment, and give it her all when attempting new goals/challenges,” Flesner said. “And also don’t complain and remember to smile.”