Specialists

 

Physical Education

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STAFF:  Mr. Freeman
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Vocal

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  

"Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand."-Stevie Wonder  Each child deserves the chance to make and experience music."

Educational Background:  

I am from Springfield, NE which is a small town just south of Papillion.  I attended Northwest Missouri State University for my undergraduate degree.  I student taught with Bellevue Public Schools before starting my career with Omaha Public Schools shortly after graduation.  I taught last year at Nathan Hale Magnet Middle School, and I am starting my second year of teaching here at.Crestridge.  I am very excited to work with the elementary students and start building the foundation for a love of music within them.

Fun Fact: 

When not in front of a class I have terrible stage fright singing by myself!
STAFF:  Ms. Pennington
WEB PAGE:  WWW
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VOICE MAIL #:  Ext #1042
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Art

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:I believe all children should be educated with exposure to the Arts.  Studying Art and the process and skills used in Art making encourages vocabulary and critical thinking needed  for life.  Art makes vivid what words and numbers cannot express. 
Educational Background: BA  from UNK in Art, MS from UNO 
Award/Honor:  Elementary Art Educator of the Year 2011
Fun Fact: Listening to Jazz or Blues while painting or chopping vegetables 

STAFF:  Mrs. Seger
WEB PAGE:  WWW
EMAIL:  
VOICE MAIL #:  ext. 1024
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Library Media

Mission Statement or Educational Belief: I believe in creating a student-centered library, that provides a safe, nurturing environment in which students can successfully seek information and ideas for their educational, informational, and reading needs. My library seeks to promote an appreciation of literature enabling students to interpret meaning from various forms of literature as they become lifelong readers and learners.

Educational Background: BS in Broadcast Journalism/Speech Communication, MS in Secondary Education/Library Science, MA in Teaching

Fun Fact: I am passionate about animals.

STAFF:  Mrs. Prisbell-Hultman
WEB PAGE:  WWW
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VOICE MAIL #:  ext. 1010
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Counselor

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  My belief is that all children can learn when surrounded by caring parents, teachers, and counselors who hold them to high expectation. 
Educational Background:  Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education at Midland University
Master's of Arts in Elementary School Counseling at Creighton University
Fun Fact:Tulips are my favorite flower! 

STAFF:  Ms. Rowland
WEB PAGE:  WWW
EMAIL:  
VOICE MAIL #:  ext. 1033
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Dual Language Lead Teacher

Declaración de la misión o creencia educativa: Cada estudiante. Cada día. Preparados para tener éxito.
Antecedentes educativos: Licenciatura en Estudios Interdisciplinarios
Menor: Educación Bilingüe (Universidad de Texas-Pan American)
Premios / Honor: Magna Cum Laude|
Dato divertido: Yo soy el anfitrión de un programa de televisión llamado, Hola amigos!

STAFF:  Sra. Flores
WEB PAGE:  WWW
EMAIL:  
VOICE MAIL #:  ext. 1032

Magnet, Technology, and Instructional Facilitator, A.D.R.( State Testing Facilitator)

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  I believe every child has the ability to reach their highest potential when they are provided with all the tools necessary to thrive in the world.

Educational Background:  Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement K-12, Master's Degree in Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary, and Endorsed in English Language Learners

 

Fun Fact:  I like to spend time with my family, run, and read.

 

 

STAFF:  Mrs. LaMontia
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VOICE MAIL #:  ext. 1009

Reading Specialist

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STAFF:  Mary Riha
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Special Education/Resource

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  ​" Education means inspiring someone's mind, not just filling their head." - Katie Lusk

Educational Background: Bachelors of Science in Education with emphasis in Special Education and Interdisciplinary studies - UNO

Fun Fact:  I love to travel. 

STAFF:  Ms. O'Loughlin
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VOICE MAIL #:  ext.1003
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Gifted & Talented

 

STAFF:  Mrs. Yannone
WEB PAGE:  WWW
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Speech

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  I believe that all students should have equal learning opportunities. 
Educational Background:  ​BSE in Communication Disorders from UNO, MSE in Speech/Language Pathology from UNK
Fun Fact:I love to play volleyball!


STAFF:  Ms. Heberly
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VOICE MAIL #:  1003

Band & Strings

 

STAFF:  Nestor Herszbaum
WEB PAGE:  WWW
VOICE MAIL #:  ext. 1040
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Special Education/Resource

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  All students can and will learn, at their own pace and in their own unique way.  
Educational Background:  BA Science in Special Education    
Fun Fact:Hobby - Horses.. have owned my horse for 15 years.

STAFF:  Mrs. Lute
WEB PAGE:  WWW
EMAIL:  
VOICE MAIL #:  1003

Chinese Teacher

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STAFF:  Bowen Zheng
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ESL Resource Teacher

Mission Statement or Educational Belief:  Together we can build a strong community of life long learners who will encourage each other to become successful members of society conquering goals set before them. 

Educational Background:  BA in Elementary Education, endorsed in Physical Education; MS in Reading, endorsed in ESL

Fun Fact:​​I enjoy reading, running, and being with my family.

STAFF:  Mrs. Wray
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VOICE MAIL #:  1032