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Learning Community Coordinating Council - District 04

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    Allen Hager
    (R)

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    Lisa M. Schoenberger
    (D)

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    Josh Wigginton
    (R)

Biographical Information

How do you envision the future of the Learning Community?

In your own words, what is the mission of the Learning Community?

How can the Learning Community improve outcomes for all students?

Current Public Office, dates held Learning Community Coordinating Council 2012-current
Education B.A, Louisiana State University M.B.A., Tiffin University
Military experience Air Force
Volunteer experience Former Treasurer, Youth Emergence Services Former Vice-Chair, Omaha Metro Medical Response System (OMMRS) Medical Board
I believe the Learning Community will continue to provide Early Childhood Education learning opportunities for families in poverty. The collaboration of school districts is vital to the Learning Community success. It’s a partnership that has changed since the origins of the body for the better. School Districts see the need for parental engagement and early childhood success that given children a chance to succeed.
The Learning Community empowers children and families to eliminate the achievement gap though early childhood education, family programs and programs that can help a family both in education and career.
Continue to offer high-quality programs that balance taxpayer resources with the needs of the at-risk community that we serve. The Learning Community is looking at a 3rd Center that would be located in an area where multiple districts could benefit. I look forward to hopefully work on that and continue to be a steward of our finite resources. I am currently working with community organizations and our leadership to see how we can create a vocational focus school using current legislation.
Current Public Office, dates held N/A
Past Public Office, dates held N/A
Education University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising
Military experience N/A
I think this is a really exciting time for the Learning Community. I am inspired by the possibilities that the formation of a foundation opens up to continue to deliver programs that are proven successful at a much larger scale. I think the Learning Community has really stepped up to the plate to respond to issues caused by COVID-19 for families in our community and I think that will go a long way in continuing to build positive public relations and showcase its important role.
The Learning Community helps support our outstanding public education system by providing resources for programs that enhance the educational experience for students in Douglas and Sarpy counties. It enables districts to tap into and share resources to better address needs in early childhood education, staff enrichment and family involvement, which are all major contributors to the overall education achievement of all of our students.
The Learning Community has a connection with all 11 school districts, which gives it the unique opportunity to have a very broad impact. By helping connect a local philanthropic community with a single touchpoint that can impact all districts, with the formation of a non-profit, the Learning Community can now help level up educational opportunities at scale without an increased taxpayer burden. The Learning Community will continue to understand and adapt to the unique needs of each district.
Current Public Office, dates held None
Past Public Office, dates held None
Education High School Diploma - Millard South Class of 1980
Military experience None
Volunteer experience Not really a volunteer, but I am a Foster parent.
To me the future is always evolving especially now with COVID and remote learning so we need to adjust to the families needs. As we as a community go through COVID together I think each school district can learn from each other and help our parents and children continue to excel together as one.
To me the mission of the Learning Community is to help each and every parent and child in a way shape or form that we can. We need to give our kiddos the best chance at success and to whatever we can to make the lives of the kiddos and parents better no matter what. Give each student the opportunity to success and bring out the best in each person.
To continue to offer the best quality of programs for all students and learn how we can continue to support each student in any way we can. We can do this by continuing to be responsible with the tax payers money and make sure we spend the money on the programs that can show a results. We need to listen to our districts as I am sure that our community has great ideas that we could take into consideration I mean after we are here to serve our community.