Welcome to our Staff Development page. We look forward to serving our schools as an integral member of the ESU 8 Professional Development team.

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Stephanie Wanek

Stephanie Wanek

Staff Developer
(402) 887-5041 ext. 1231

stephanie.wanek@esu8ne.org

Formerly, I taught 2nd and 3rd grades in Nebraska and the Kansas City area.  Areas of focus for me at the ESU are English Language Arts, Fine Arts, Title I, NWEA-MAP, CIP, DIBELS, Vocabulary, School Safety, Executive Function, Para Training Series, Principal Cadre, and the Marzano Instructional Model.  Call or email me anytime!

Loralyn O’Kief

Loralyn O’Kief

Staff Developer
(402) 887-5041 Ext. 1230

loralyn.okief@esu8ne.org

As a new member of the ESU #8, I see my role as a staff developer is to support and build teacher and administrator effectiveness.  Areas I support include Perkins, Career & Technical Education, Facilitating Career Development, College and Career Readiness, Principal Cadre, and school improvement.

Heidi Rethmeier

Heidi Rethmeier

Staff Developer
(402) 887-5041 Ext. 1229

heidi.rethmeier@esu8ne.org

I am excited about serving schools in northeast Nebraska. My background includes various roles in both the military and secondary education. Areas I support include the Marzano Instructional Model, Principal Cadre, NWEA-MAP, STEM, CIP, data analysis, and New Teacher Academy.