HUMAN RESOURCE LINKS

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ESU 16 is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of ESU 16 to employ the best qualified applicant for each position without regard to sex, disability, race, color, religion, veteran status, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, or other protected status.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

Educational service Unit 16 does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity that it operates. ESU 16 is required by Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate also applies to admission and employment. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the ESU 16 Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Civil Rights, or both.

Amber Lutz, Title IX/504 Coordinator, 314 West 1st, Ogallala, NE 69153, alutz@esusixteen,org., 308-284-8481

For information regarding the ESU 16 procedure for complaints of sexual harassment including the complaint process, how to file a report or a complaint of sexual harassment, how to file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how ESU 16 will respond to such complaints see Board Policy; Article V, Section 1-a located at
Article V: Equity and Legal Compliance.

TITLE IX TRAINING

HUMAN RESOURCES

Business Hours:

Special Services Center North Platte

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday

Central Office Ogallala

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. MST Monday through Friday


Summer Hours:

June 1 through August 1

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday

Closed Fridays


ESU 16 Telephone Numbers

Administrator Deb Paulman (308) 284-8481

Administrative Assistant Central Office Michelle Walker (308) 284-8481

Administrative Assistant SSC North Platte Deana Holley (308) 534-2416

Business Manager Amber Lutz (308) 284-8481

Teaching & Learning Director Alison Smith (308) 534-2416

Teaching & Learning Coordinator/Title I Consultant Mackenzie Carstens (308) 534-2416

Teaching & Learning/Carl Perkins Coordinator Samantha Pavelka (308) 534-2416

Teaching & Learning Coordinator Tyler Cronin (308) 534-2416

Early Learning Connection Coordinator Cheryl Roche (308) 284-8481

High Ability Learning Coordinator Lou Cox Fornander (308) 534-2416

Network Operations Director Scott Jones (308) 534-2416

Network Operations Technology Coordinator Melissa Engel (308) 284-8481

Network Operations Network Coordinator Chad DeWester (308) 284-8481

Network Operations Distance Learning Coordinator Todd Hatcher (308) 534-2416

Director of Special Education Mary Peters (308) 534-2416

Psychologists

  • Catherine Ruhlman (308) 284-8481

  • Carmen McMahon (308) 534-2416

Early Childhood Coordinator/Teacher Jo Lee (308) 386-4867

Behavior Consultant Robyn Werth (308) 284-8481

Licensed Mental Health Care Practitioner

  • Gwen Bergstrom (308) 534-2416

  • Jamie Meismer (308) 284-8481

School Social Worker

  • Sara Gentry (308) 534-2416

Speech Consultant

  • Julie Robertson (308) 534-2416

  • Caitlin Adams (308) 284-3164

  • Becky Burke (308) 534-2416

  • Teresa Detlefsen (308) 534-2416

  • Emily Johnson (308) 534-2416

  • Angie McBride (308) 284-3164

  • Dawn Schmitt (308) 534-2416

  • Danica Sowle (308) 534-2416

  • Anne Walton (308) 284-8481

  • Molly Walz (308) 534-2416

Audiologist Dawn Schmitt (308) 534-2416

Teacher Consultants

  • Darsha Pelland (308) 534-2416

  • Denise Brauer (308) 534-2416

OWLS Transition Teacher Jody Cisneros (308) 534-2416

Inclusion/Transition Consultants

  • Lou Cox-Fornander (308) 534-2416

  • Megan Lantis (308) 534-2416

  • Laurie Vak (308) 534-2416

Deaf Education Consultant 

  • Darsha Pelland (308) 534-2416

Early Development Network Supervisor Jo Lee (308) 386-4867

Early Development Network Service Coordination

  • April Wilson (308) 284-8481

  • Kaelyn Klassmeyer (308) 386-4867

Para-Educators

  • Rhonda Chada (308) 534-2416

  • Chauncie Kieckhafer (308) 284-8481

  • Kathy Moorhead (308) 284-8481

  • Colleen Mundis (308) 534-2416