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Superintendent ’ s Report APRIL 2017
Board Meeting Night Please note that we will still have a board meeting on April 17 although we will not be in school on that day . Elementary Aide Jerri Tuma has been hired as teacher ’ s aide next year to assist the district . Because we are projecting 17-20 students in the pre-school , we are required to have an additional aide . Jerri is student teaching this semester in our district and has a teaching degree in physical education and an endorsement in special education . She is also interested in helping as a coach and played four sports in high school at Ord Public Schools . She has just been named UNK ’ s outstanding student major of the year in Health and Physical Education . Jerri is highly recommended by our two instructors with whom she worked this semester . Her contract will be similar to the contract that Barb Kratzer was under for the 2016-17 school year .
Mark Hiebner- Music Mark Hiebner has been hired to be the music instructor in Litchfield for the 2017-18 school year . Mark is a graduate of UNK and has a double endorsement in both Music and Social Science . Mark has been the music teacher for the Pre-K-6 th grade music program for Central Valley for the past two years and 3 years of experience in the consolidated district of Greely-Wolbach before the merger and consolidation in his district . He has also been a K-12 instructor with Exeter- Milligan for one year and has a total of 5 years of teaching experience . One of Mark ’ s supervisors commented about Mark , “ Mark works well with other staff members and has great integrity . He is a very quiet mannered young man and has really grown as a teacher . He is flexible and has some great creative ideas and strategies to make music fun for his students . l would recommend Mark as an excellent candidate and would ask that you give him every consideration .” Lance Ellison- 3-4 grade Lance Ellison has been hired to teach in 3-4 class room for 2017-18 . Lance is a graduate of UNK and has been teaching in Shelton for the past 4 years . He has also helped coach football and wrestling in both the Jr . Hi . and High School . Lance comes highly recommended and comments by his supervisors include : “ Lance shows a strong sense of responsibility and work ethic . He demonstrates respect to his students and understands the importance of student data and how to use it to enhance student learning . Lance would be a very strong asset to any school district and I highly recommend him for any elementary teaching position that he is seeking .” “ Lance has experience with multiple grade levels and is a team player . He puts student ’ s needs ahead of his own and maintains a positive attitude . He always focuses on being a problem solver in a collaborative setting and welcomes feedback . I feel Lance would make a strong candidate for any teaching position .” 7-12 Science Pepper May has been offered the science position for 2017-18 . Pepper is a transition student at UNK and is in her 2 nd year of the teacher transition program . Pepper graduated from UNK with a degree in Chemistry in 2009 and received her Masters in Biology in 2013 . She is currently working as a para-educator in Gibbon Public Schools while taking classes in her transition program . Pepper comes recommended by Wendy McCardy , who is the head of the teacher transition program at UNK and helped to place Leah Kenny in our district last year . We believe Pepper will be a great fit in our school system . Formal board approval on all four positions is recommended on Monday night . Motion : I recommend that the district hire Jerri Tuma as a teacher aide , Mark Hiebner for the music position , Lance Ellison for the 3-4 grade position , and Pepper May for the Science position for 2017-18 school year .
Legislative Update Pages ( 3-15 ) Wade and I attended the NCSA governmental relations conference last Wednesday in Lincoln . I have attached a summary of the bills that are moving forward . We will discuss these bills at the meeting on Monday night and by that time there may be another update .
Markers for Air Craft over Litchfield Mitch Feldman will be talking with the board of education in regard to marking our football field with markers on our light poles at the football field .
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Superintendent’s Report APRIL 2017 Board Meeting Night Please note that we will still have a board meeting on April 17 although we will not be in school on that day. Elementary Aide Jerri Tuma has been hired as teacher’s aide next year to assist the district. Because we are projecting 17-20 students in the pre-school, we are required to have an additional aide. Jerri is student teaching this semester in our district and has a teaching degree in physical education and an endorsement in special education. She is also interested in helping as a coach and played four sports in high school at Ord Public Schools. She has just been named UNK’s outstanding student major of the year in Health and Physical Education. Jerri is highly recommended by our two instructors with whom she worked this semester. Her contract will be similar to the contract that Barb Kratzer was under for the 2016-17 school year. Mark Hiebner- Music Mark Hiebner has been hired to be the music instructor in Litchfield for the 2017-18 school year. Mark is a graduate of UNK and has a double endorsement in both Music and Social Science. Mark has been the music teacher for the Pre-K-6 th grade music program for Central Valley for the past two years and 3 years of experience in the consolidated district of Greely-Wolbach before the merger and consolidation in his district. He has also been a K-12 instructor with Exeter- Milligan for one year and has a total of 5 years of teaching experience. One of Mark’s supervisors commented about Mark, “Mark works well with other staff members and has great integrity. He is a very quiet mannered young man and has really grown as a teacher. He is flexible and has some great creative ideas and strategies to make music fun for his students. l would recommend Mark as an excellent candidate and would ask that you give him every consideration.” Lance Ellison- 3-4 grade Lance Ellison has been hired to teach in 3-4 class room for 2017-18. Lance is a graduate of UNK and has been teaching in Shelton for the past 4 years. He has also helped coa 6fF&Bw&W7FƖr&FFR"Bv666R6W2vǒ&V6VFVBB6VG2'27WW'f6'26VFS( 6R6w27G&r6V6Rb&W76&ƗGBv&WF2RFV7G&FW2&W7V7BF27GVFVG2BVFW'7FG0FR'F6Rb7GVFVBFFBrFW6RBFV6R7GVFVBV&r6RvVB&RfW'7G&r76WBF琧66F7G&7BBvǒ&V6VBf"VVVF'FV6r6FFBR26VVr( Ю( 6R2WW&V6RvFVFRw&FRWfV2B2FVW"RWG27GVFVN( 2VVG2VBb2v@F26FfRGFGVFRRv2f7W6W2&Vr&&V6fW"6&&FfR6WGFrBvV6W2fVVBЦ&6fVV6RvVBR7G&r6FFFRf"FV6r6F( Уr"66V6PWW"2&VVffW&VBFR66V6R6Ff"#rWW"2G&6F7GVFVBBTB2W""@V"bFRFV6W"G&6F&w&WW"w&GVFVBg&TvFFVw&VR6V֗7G'#B&V6VfVBW 7FW'2&w#26R27W'&VFǒv&r2&VGV6F"v&&V&Ɩ2662vRFr676W0W"G&6F&w&WW"6W2&V6VFVB'vVG46&Gv2FRVBbFRFV6W"G&6F&w&BTBVVBF6RVVW"F7G&7B7BV"vR&VƖWfRWW"v&Rw&VBfBW 6677FVf&&&B&ffW"6F22&V6VFVBFvBF&V6VBFBFRF7G&7B&RW'&GV2FV6W"FR&V&W"f"FRW626F6RVƗ6f"FR2Bw&FR6FBWW"f"FR66V6R6Ff"#r66V"Vv6FfRWFFPvW22RvFRBGFVFVBFR54vfW&VF&VF26fW&V6R7BvVFW6FƖ6fRGF6VB7V'bFR&2FB&Rfrf'v&BvRvF67W72FW6R&2BFRVWFrFvBB'F@FRFW&R&RFW"WFFR&W'2f""7&gBfW"ƗF6fV@֗F6fVFv&RFƶrvFFR&&BbVGV6F&Vv&BF&rW"fF&fVBvF&W'2W ƖvBW2BFRfF&fVB6FVVBvR( `