Alternative Education Center
Hello – I teach Alternative Education at Auburn Public School. I attended and graduated from Horton High School in 1983. After high school graduation I attended Highland Community College and then transferred to Peru State College where I received a BS in Elementary Education K-8. I have had a very interesting career and have taught a wide variety of grade levels, preschool through 12thgrade. Since college graduation I have concentrated my interest by enrolling in graduate level classes and attending symposiums concerning different types of adolescent behavior. I have studied and implemented research based behavior models and positive behavior supports within the classroom in order to help students to reach academic, vocational, and personal goals.
My husband, Alan and I live on a farm southeast of Auburn. Alan has been as machinist at Magnolia Metal for 29 years but now works as a machinist at Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, NE. We also love to farm. We have 2 children and one granddaughter. Our daughter, Renee, graduated from Southeast Nebraska Consolidated High School in 2003 and from Peru State College with a degree in Psychology. She and her husband, Sam, and their daughter, Reese, live in Tecumseh. Our son, Brett, graduated from Auburn High School in 2006 and from Southeast Community College in Lincoln with an associates degree in Welding Technology. He in employed by Magnolia Metal Corp. and helps with our farming operation. Our hobbies have changed over the years, from chasing our kids with their constant activities throughout high school and college, to expanding our farming and cattle operation. I enjoy the busy harvest and calving time most. We also love to spend time spoiling our Reese and taking short trips on the motorcycle in the summer.
The philosophy and goals of the Auburn Alternative Education Learning Center are based on the belief that all students should be offered a safe and disciplined learning environment where they can achieve success in meeting their goals. We achieve this by providing a nurturing, diversified learning environment where students will develop positive self-concepts, increased self-esteem, and an appreciation for the correlation between education and success in the work place. Our student-centered program also encourages students to prepare for high school graduation so they are prepared to pursue appropriate post secondary training. By placing emphasis on the “whole” learner we strive to enable students to develop social, emotional, behavioral, and intellectual skills in order to achieve success in the classroom, work place, home and community. To better provide optimum student achievement our program offers 2 different sessions. The morning session is from 8:30 to 11:30 and our afternoon session is from 12:30 to 3:30. The Alternative Education Classroom is located on the upper level of the Central Office at 1713 J St. You can contact me at school (402) 274-4802 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.