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April 20, 2021

April Employees of the Month

Jake Curtiss April Employee of the Month
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Deb Hopkinson April Employee of the Month
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Student Showcase

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Metro Area Initiative Teen Vaccine Clinic

Millard Public Schools will be partnering with Douglas and Sarpy County Health Departments on an upcoming Metro Area Initiative to provide vaccines for teens 16 years old and older. Clinics will be held across the metro in the coming weeks including in Millard. High School families, be on the look out for information about dates, times and locations from your principals.

Homebound Instruction Plan for Next Year Approved

In anticipation of concurrent remote learning sun setting at the end of this school year, the Board approved the homebound instruction plan for next year for students with documented medical conditions. Families of students will request instruction through the student's Individual Education Plan or 504 plan.

Core Knowledge Turns Five at Disney Elementary!

A five year program evaluation of the Core Knowledge program at Disney was presented to the Board. Since the program of choice began at the school, enrollment has increased, as has diversity. The review found strong family involvement with the school, along with with strong student achievement and growth as good as or better than peers across the district. Core Knowledge provides a specific curriculum with the majority of instruction time focused on reading, writing and mathematics.

Our Staff Shine!

  • Millard North High School Assistant Principal Aaron Bearinger has been named Assistant Principal of the Year by the Nebraska State Association of Secondary School Principals, Region 2.
  • Cody Elementary Fourth Grade Teacher Natalie Zook has been named a Star 104.5 Teacher of the Week.

Welcome to Millard!

The following people have accepted positions for the 2021-22 school year with Millard Public Schools:


  • Sarah M. Rozeboom - Principal of Black Elk Elementary School for the upcoming school year. She is currently an Administrative Intern at Disney Elementary.
  • Jaclyn M. Harris – Teacher Librarian at Norris Elementary School
  • Taylor R. Sandoe – Special Education Resource Teacher at Beadle Middle School
  • Andrea M. Egelkraut – Special Education Resource Teacher at Millard North High School
  • Kellie R. Hoyt – Title I Preschool Teacher at Holling Heights Elementary School
  • Alyssa M. Herold – Second Grade Teacher at Morton Elementary School
  • Sheridan K. Banzhaf – Fourth Grade Teacher at Cody Elementary School
  • Brooke D. Studt – Second Grade Teacher at Wheeler Elementary School
  • Emily J. Morgan – Resource Teacher at Cottonwood Elementary School
  • Britnee L. Gutgsell – Preschool Teacher at Norris Elementary School
  • Courtney M. Cloyed – Second Grade Teacher at Wheeler Elementary School
  • Tyson J. Chromy – Social Studies Teacher at Millard North High School
  • Alexandrea G. O’Donnell – Social Studies Teacher at Horizon High School
  • Danielle M. Douglas – English Language Arts Teacher at Beadle Middle School
  • Alessandra C. Derks – Montessori Teacher at Montclair Elementary School
  • Michele E. Smith – Math Teacher at Millard South High School
  • John D. Spady – Language Arts Teacher at Millard West High School
  • Scott A. Gibson – Industrial Technology Teacher at Millard West High School
  • Emily M. Taylor – Spanish Teacher at Beadle Middle School
  • Jenna L. Krueger – Fourth Grade Teacher at Ezra Elementary School
  • Savannah R. Dannenberg – Fourth and Fifth Grade Montessori Teacher at Montclair Elementary School
  • Jill E. Carden – Special Education Resource Teacher at Central Middle School
  • Sidney R. Benson – Fifth Grade Teacher at Reagan Elementary School
  • Sara S. Conahan – Third Grade Teacher at Aldrich Elementary School
  • Emily A. Welch – Science Teacher at Millard South High School

Thank You for Your Service!

The following employees will be retiring or resigning at the end of the school year:


  • Alicia M. Judernatz – Teacher Librarian at Beadle Middle School
  • Andrea Lo – ELL Teacher at Central Middle School
  • Patricia M. Knudson – Language Arts Teacher at Millard West High School
  • Julie A. Nielsen – Elementary CORE Teacher at Cather Elementary School
  • Yano W. Jones – Dean of Students at Central Middle School
  • Shane M. Thibault – Physical Education Teacher at Morton Elementary School
  • Ashley R. Gartner – Math Teacher at Central Middle School
  • Caitlin M. McGoldrick – Fifth Grade Teacher at Holling Heights Elementary School
  • Carina R. Jacobson – Science and Math Teacher at Russell Middle School
  • Kimberly C. Hallquist – Fourth Grade Teacher at Sandoz Elementary School
  • Brett M. Navin – Physical Education Teacher at Cather Elementary School
  • Hannah M. Hoxie – Fifth Grade Teacher at Abbott Elementary School
  • Ryan D. Saunders – Principal at Black Elk Elementary School
  • Nicole M. Nelson – School Nurse at Beadle Middle School
  • Beverly J. Couch – Fourth Grade Teacher at Neihardt Elementary School
  • Jennifer M. Callahan – Sixth Grade Teacher at Russell Middle School
  • Patricia M. Edwards – Teacher Nurse at Keith Lutz Horizon High School
  • Logan T. Miller – Social Studies Teacher at Horizon High School
  • Megan E. Ahlvers – Primary Montessori Teacher at Montclair Elementary School
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