March 7, 2023
Employees of the Month
Thank You to the MPS Foundation and D.J.'s Dugout for sponsoring our Employees of the Month!
The Board of Education Student Showcase honors students with top honors in local, state and national competitions. Student awards are provided through the generous support of the MPS Foundation.
Art and Music Community Review Opportunity
We welcome you to review the materials our staff has selected to support our Millard education programs for art and music. All materials will be available for review on March 23rd and March 28th at the Ron Witt Support Services Building, 13737 Industrial Road between 5:30 and 7 p.m. We look forward to visiting with you and answering any questions you may have.
Levy Override Special Election Information
The special election to continue the levy override is currently underway. Millard voters must return their ballots by 5 p.m. on March 14th. At this point, the election commissions recommend ballots be placed in a ballot box rather than the mail to ensure they arrive in time. A continuation of the override would maintain the stability of Millard's people and programs. Learn more about the levy override here: mpsomaha.org/about/millards-levy-override
Congratulations to our staff doing amazing things!
- Millard Elementary Coordinator of Special Education, Dr. Carrie Novotny-Buss, has been named the NASES New Special Education Leader of the Year.
- Millard South High School Activities and Athletics Director, Steve Throne, is the recipient of the national Athletic Director of Influence award.
- Millard School Counselors, Central Middle School's Julie Williams and Russell Middle School's Stef Lorenzen, were among a group of six Nebraska school counselors recently recognized for their work by the Nebraska School Counselor Association.
- Millard North Band and Instrumental Music Teacher Ryan Placek is the recipient of the Donald A. Lentz Outstanding Bandmaster Award, the highest honor of the Nebraska State Bandmasters Association.
Welcome To Millard
We welcome the following teacher to Millard in the current school year:
- Alexa K. Williams – Special Education Teacher at Millard North High School
We welcome the following people to administrative positions in the coming school year:
- Laura Malcom - Principal - Rockwell Elementary
- Charlene Schuchardt - Principal - Ezra Elementary School
- Brittany Wunderlich - Principal - Reagan Elementary School
- Dr. Kristy Feden - Special Education Coordinator - Young Adult Program
- Jordan Siepker - Assistant Principal - Kiewit Middle School
We welcome the following teachers to Millard in the coming school year:
- Megan N. Broyles - Resource Teacher at Beadle Middle School
- Elizabeth M. Clay - Elementary Teacher for Millard Public Schools
- Julia S. Hill - Special Education Teacher at Rockwell Elementary School
- Sydney A. Koudele - Special Education Resource Teacher at Kiewit Middle School
- Lindsay A. Roberts - Language Arts Teacher at Beadle Middle School
- Bryce L. Trout - Business Teacher at Millard South High School
- Scot R. Ahlers - Science Teacher at Central Middle School
- Kelly M. Armstrong - Math Teacher at Millard South High School
- John J. Fraser - Skilled and Technical Sciences Teacher at Millard West High School
- Jennifer M. Parkhurst - English Language Arts Teacher at Kiewit Middle School
- Hannah W. Schmidt - Math Teacher at Andersen Middle School
- Christy M. Roncka - Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Millard South High School
- Taylor M. Emmons - Social Studies Teacher at Horizon High School
- Patricia A. Meeker - Math Teacher at Millard North Middle School
- Sarah R. Ray - Science Teacher at Millard West High
- Samantha L. Weber - Science Teacher at Millard North Middle School
- Kristen L. Houdek - Math Teacher at Russell Middle School
Thank You For Your Service
The following staff will retire at the end of the school year:
- Walter B. Mertz – Science Teacher at Millard North High School
- Laurie A. Fitzpatrick – Elementary Counselor at Norris and Sandoz Elementary Schools
- Stephanie A. Burdic – Media Specialist at Millard North High School
The following staff will resign at the end of the school year:
- Kylee J. Hamburger - Kindergarten Teacher at Aldrich Elementary School
- Alexis M. Heddens - Speech Language Pathologist at Beadle and Millard West Schools
- Jillian L Kilty - Fifth Grade Teacher at Black Elk Elementary School
- Kelsey M. Lang - Special Education ACP Teacher at Millard North Middle School
- Elizabeth A. Loghry - Special Education Resource Teacher at Neihardt Elementary School
- Angela T. Lowry - Second Grade Teacher at Neihardt Elementary School
- Hayley D. Mentzer - Special Education Coordinator for the Young Adult Program
- Krista L. Morrison - Kindergarten Teacher at Norris Elementary School
- Lindsey L. Mueller - Speech Language Pathologist at Aldrich Elementary and Kiewit Middle Schools
- Megan K. Septak - Assistant Principal at Central Middle School
- Stephanie D. Simon - Social Studies Teacher at Kiewit Middle School
- Kayla L. Stappert - First Grade Teacher at Holling Heights Elementary School
The Millard Public Schools Board of Education
From Left to Right Back Row: Treasurer Mike Pate, Board Member Lisa Schoenberger, Superintendent Dr. John Schwartz, President Amanda McGill Johnson, Secretary Mike Kennedy
From Left to Right Front Row: Vice President Linda Poole, Board Member Stacy Jolley