ESU 11 has an opening for a full time 1.0 FTE Transition Coordinator.
Baccalaureate Degree with Nebraska Teaching Certificate: Any Special Education endorsement, Guidance and Counseling, Vocational Special Needs or Cooperative Education Diversified Occupations endorsement, Special Services certificate for School Transition Specialist according to Rule 51. Masters Degree, preferred, but not required.
Collaborate with students who receive special education, teachers, families and service agencies to assist in current and post-secondary needs. Facilitate workshops/trainings, assist in curriculum development, and develop relationships/partnerships with local businesses.
Interested candidates should send or email a cover letter, resume, references, transcripts and ESU 11 Certified application to:
Lona Nelson-Milks, SPED Director
PO Box 858
Holdrege, NE 68949
Emily McDonald, School Psychologist Intern, for ESU 11 was honored at the NE School Psychologist Conference. Emily was awarded the Outstanding School Psychologist Student of the Year for 2017. The UNK staff she worked with described Emily as someone who proven herself to be a highly motivated, dedicated, exceptional student during her studies at UNK in the School Psychology program. They went on to say she does not settle for just “meeting the requirements” but instead goes above and beyond all expectations, perfecting her skills and truly understanding the roles and functions she carries out with the school setting.
On November 13, 2017, ESU 11 hosted a Professional Learning Community meeting for 7-12 grade English Language Arts teachers. PLCs are an ongoing process in which educators work collaboratively to achieve better results for the students they serve. During this session, Dr. Marissa Payzant, ELA Consultant from the Nebraska Department of Education, shared the following with the teachers:
Nebraska Statewide Assessment Director, Valorie Foy, also provided information on the state’s new statewide summative assessment, Nebraska Student-Centered Assessment System (NSCAS). The next PLC will be held in the spring. Between now and the next meeting, teachers will engage in action research and utilize at least one of the strategies that Dr. Payzant demonstrated.