ESU 11 has an opening for a Certified School Psychologist. This person will work in multiple settings serving students age B-21 in ESU#11. Applicants should possess strong knowledge in: PBIS, mental health, academic and
behavioral interventions, using and interpreting data, assessment, problem-solving processes, and consultations. Strong communication and organization skills and ability to work with administrators, staff, students, and parents is necessary. Must qualify for school psychology certificate in Nebraska.
Interested candidates should send or e-mail a cover letter with their resume, transcripts, credentials and Certified Application to:
Lona Nelson-Milks, Director of Special Education
Educational Service Unit #11
P.O. Box 858
Holdrege, NE 68949
or email to email@example.com.
On October 29, 2018, ESU 11 coordinated a day for school teams to learn how to implement a Multi-Tiered System of Support process within their school. Nebraska Department of Education consultants, Jane Byers and Mary Jo McElhose were the facilitators. Participants learned the history of Response to Intervention (Rtl) and MTSS, and how the Nebraska definitions are clarified leading to a common, statewide language. Trainers relayed a strong message of, “MTSS is a framework to house the tools needed for continuous improvement, problem solving and decision making.” Problem solving models were shared and schools examined their own. Participants inventoried district or school initiatives leading to discussion of purpose and priorities.
On August 3, 2018, Kate Hatch from Educational Service Unit #11 conducted an Introduction to Marzano workshop. During this training, teachers received an overview of the Marzano Instructional Model from Phil Warrick, associate vice president of Marzano Research Laboratory. Kate then provided specific information regarding Design Questions 6 and 8, which focus on establishing relationships and establishing rules and procedures.
On April 10, 2018, six area school districts participated in the 9th Grade Business Tours hosted by ESU 11. The students had an opportunity to tour 4 businesses in and around Kearney including: Landmark Implement, Cash-Wa, Kearney Concrete and Block, and Midway Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler. During the lunch hour they were able to experience the college atmosphere and eat at the University of Nebraska – Kearney cafeteria. The students reported that they enjoyed learning about each business, the expectations of each employee of that business and watching the business run it’s daily routine.