Teaching and Learning

Welcome to the Teaching and Learning Team Webpage

The Teaching and Learning Team provides leadership, service, and support to help all learners become contributing and fulfilled members of society by:

  • Providing leadership, content expertise, and technical assistance related to teaching and learning;
  • Coordinating processes to develop and implement content-specific standards for grades K-12;
  • Designing, developing, and facilitating learning experiences for students and educators;
  • Establishing and fostering strategic partnerships among state agencies, nonprofit organizations, postsecondary education institutions, and/or business and industry partners;
  • Collaborating with and advising other NDE teams and the Nebraska State Board of Education on matters related to teaching and learning.

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Teaching and Learning Staff

301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Cory Epler, Ph.D.
Chief Academic Officer
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 402.471.3240
cory.epler@nebraska.gov

Sal Curtis
Professional Assistant
Teaching and Learning
Phone: 402.471.6692
sally.curtis@nebraska.gov
 

Rich Katt
State Director
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.4808
rich.katt@nebraska.gov

Katie Graham
Deputy State Director
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.3104
katie.graham@nebraska.gov

Teri Sloup
Perkins Grant Manager
Nebraska Career Education
Phone: 402.471.4809
teri.sloup@nebraska.gov

CONTENT AREA SPECIALISTS

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Krystl Knabe
Phone: 402.471.0015
krystl.knabe@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Roxie Rosenthal
roxie.rosenthal@nebraska.gov

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Matt Kreifels
Phone: 402.472.2815
matt.kreifels@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Roxie Rosenthal
roxie.rosenthal@nebraska.gov

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
Vacant
Phone: 402.471.2441
nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Roxie Rosenthal
roxie.rosenthal@nebraska.gov

Business, Marketing & Management
Sydney Kobza
Phone: 402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

Communication & Information Systems
Jacqui Garrison
Phone: 402.471.4865
jacqui.garrison@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

Coordinated School Health
Julane Hill
Phone: 402.471.4352
julane.hill@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

Coordinated School Health
Chris Junker
Phone: 402.462.4187 x 166
chris.junker@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

English Language Arts
Marissa Payzant, Ed.D.
Phone: 402.471.4336
marissa.payzant@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Carol Bom
carol.bom@nebraska.gov

Entrepreneurship Education
Gregg Christensen
Phone: 402.471.4337
gregg.christensen@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Family and Consumer Sciences
Kristin Vest
Phone: 402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

Fine Arts
Debbie DeFrain
Phone: 402.471.3142
debbie.defrain@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Carol Bom
carol.bom@nebraska.gov

Health Sciences
Carol Packard
Phone: 402.471.1843
carol.packard@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

High Ability Learning/Dual Credit
Becky Keilig
Phone: 402.471.0737
becky.keilig@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Rhonda Wisdom
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov

Marketing and Communications
Rachel Fitzler
Phone: 402.471.3177
rachel.fitzler@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

Mathematics
Deb Romanek
Phone: 402.471.2503
deb.romanek@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

School Counseling
Donna Hoffman
Phone: 402.471.4811
donna.hoffman@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

Science
Sara Cooper
Phone: 402.471.4329
sara.cooper@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Patsy Shald
patsy.shald@nebraska.gov

Skilled and Technical Sciences
Tony Glenn
Phone: 402.471.4819
tony.glenn@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Skilled and Technical Sciences
Eric Knoll
Phone: 402.472.2470
eric.knoll@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Skilled and Technical Sciences
Greg Stahr
Phone: 402.471.0898
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

World Languages
Stephanie Call
Phone: 402.471.4331
stephanie.call@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Rhonda Wisdom
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov

Social Studies
Harris Payne
Phone: 402.471.2449
harris.payne@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Rhonda Wisdom
rhonda.wisdom@nebraska.gov

STUDENT LEADERSHIP SPECIALISTS

FCCLA State Adviser
Kristin Vest
402.471.4814
kristin.vest@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Terri Donahue
terri.donahue@nebraska.gov

State DECA Advisor
Nicole Coffey
402.471.4803
nicole.coffey@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Roxie Rosenthal
roxie.rosenthal@nebraska.gov

State HOSA Advisor
Kori Jensen
402.719.0647
kori.jensen@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Interim State FFA Advisor
Krystl Knabe
402.471.2441
Krystl.knabe@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Roxie Rosenthal
roxie.rosenthal@nebraska.gov

SkillsUSA Nebraska Director
Greg Stahr
402.471.0898
greg.stahr@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Cori Combs
cori.combs@nebraska.gov

Educators Rising Nebraska Advisor
Nicole Coffey
402.471.4803
nicole.coffey@nebraska.gov

State FBLA Advisor
Sydney Kobza
402.471.4818
sydney.kobza@nebraska.gov

Professional Assistant:
Karen Kloch
karen.kloch@nebraska.gov

 

CROSS FIELD SPECIALISTS

Entrepreneurship Education Specialist
Gregg Christensen
402.471.4337
gregg.christensen@nebraska.gov

School Counseling Specialist
Donna Hoffman
402.471.4811
donna.hoffman@nebraska.gov

Perkins Data, Research, & Evaluation
Vacant
402.471.2494
 

 

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