Pawnee Specialist Staff

 

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Art

 

STAFF:  Ms. Amelia Koneck
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Bilingual Liaison

STAFF:  Yessica Padillo-Valadez
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Gifted & Talented

 

STAFF:  Patricia DeGroot
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Library/Media

I have taught at two other schools before coming to Pawnee in '99. I have a Master's from UNO. My husband is Cliff and we have six children and thirteen grandchildren. I LOVE teaching all the students at Pawnee because they are all special!

Here is the website that we use for your students:

http://libguides.ops.org/pawneehome


Please welcome our second librarian for 2016-17: 

Mrs. Melanie Hoarty ! WELCOME!!

When clicking on the WWW to get Library webpages below PLEASE "go through the fire" and you will get the new lib guides for  each class! Good luck!


STAFF:  Mrs. Shepoka
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Media Specialist

STAFF:  Mrs. Melanie Hoarty
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Music - Band

STAFF:  Shari Lyles
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Music - Strings

STAFF:  Ann Frame
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Music - Vocal

I am a Lincoln native who moved to Omaha in January 2009 to pursue a degree in Music Education. I received my Bachelor of Music with K-12 Certification from the University of Nebraska Omaha in May 2013 and began my teaching career at two small schools in Southwest Iowa for two years. I started my career with OPS in 2015 and earned my Master of Music degree from UNO in August 2017. Outside of teaching, I enjoy reading a good book and spending time with my family in Lincoln.
STAFF:  Josh McDougall
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Physical Education

 

Hello! My name is Emily Voss, but I go by Miss Voss in the classroom. I began teaching P.E. at Pawnee Elementary in 2015 and I'm still excited to be here! I am from Omaha and received my bachelors degree at UNO. I've always loved playing sports and being active. I also enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and my puppy Nala. Health and fitness is an important part of my life and I can't wait for another year at Pawnee!
STAFF:  Emily Voss
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Resource

I have worked at two other Omaha Public Schools prior to coming to Pawnee in 2014. I have a Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education grades K-6 and an endorsement in Special Education grades K-9 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I enjoy teaching and motivating students who learn in different ways. When I am not teaching at Pawnee, I enjoy working in my yard or hanging out with my husband Dustin.

STAFF:  Anna Rockwell
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Resource & ESL

I have lived in Omaha, NE all my life. I began teaching ESL at Pawnee in 2001. Before coming to Pawnee I taught Special Education working with Visually Impaired students, 3rd grade, 4th grade, and ESL. I am married to my high school sweetheart, Rob. We have two daughters, Carly and Ashley, both in their twenties. We have one son-in-law, Joe, two grand-dogs, Chewy and Woofer, and a grand-cat, Sampson. I love teaching and watching children learn.
STAFF:  Diana Styles
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Resource & ESL

I have worked at three other Omaha Public Schools prior to coming to Pawnee in 2006. I have a Master's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I enjoy working with English Language Learners because they are so inquisitive and motivated to learn new things. My husband and I have two children named Elly and Carson. We enjoy camping and being outside whenever possible.
STAFF:  Amy Dow
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Resource Teacher

I started at Pawnee in January of 2016. I have a Bachelor's Degree in elementary education/ special education K-6 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I graduated in December of 2015 and started my career at Pawnee right after. I am currently getting my Master's Degree from Kansas University in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Rock Chalk! When I am not teaching, you can find me at a coffee shop doing homework, spending time with family, or spending time with friends. I am looking forward to another great year at Pawnee! Go Cubs!

STAFF:  Morgan Harpenau
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Speech Pathologist

 

I am an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP).  I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor's of health science degree in communication sciences and disorders, and graduated from Chapman University with a master's of science degree in communication sciences and disorders.  I love working in the school system!  It's truly a joy watching students learn and gain skills they need to be successful communicators.  Feel free to contact me at marie.chinison@ops.org if you have any questions.
STAFF:  Ms. Marie Chinison
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