The Auburn Afterschool Program: DOGS Academy & DOGS University

Megan Cochran

DOGS Academy Site Director

School Phone: (402)274-4131

Kaitlyn Tennant

DOGS University Site Director

School Phone: (402)274-4131

Welcome to the Auburn After School Program – DOGS Academy / DOGS University! DOGS Academy / DOGS University is a collaborative effort between several different agencies and programs.   The program is designed to assist with the learning occurring in the classroom. In addition, students will be able to participate in engaging activities that will enhance those lessons taught in the classroom.

The success of DOGS Academy / DOGS University is centered on partnerships with several entities.  Auburn Public Schools is proud to be working with:

The City of Auburn
Peru State College
4H and Nebraska Extention
Community Health Partnership of Nemaha County
Beyond School Bells
The Nebraska Community.

If you would be interested in assisting the afterschool program, please feel free to contact Kevin Reiman, Auburn Public Schools Superintendent.


If you are interested in sending your child to DOGS Academy or DOGS University, the first step is to complete the following online interest form:

Auburn Afterschool (DOGS Academy / DOGS Unversity) Interest Form


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DOGS Academy/DOG University Staff

Megan Cochran, SCC Student
Diana Garcia, PSC Education Student
Chicory Gerdes, Calvert Paraprofessional
Meg Grose, Peru State College Education Student
Bailey Johnson, Peru State College Education Student
Katie, Koso, AHS Senior
Max Smith, Peru State College Education Student
Eric Sundar, Peru State College Education Student
Kaitlyn Tennant, Peru State College Education Student
Megan Wallace, Peru State College Education Student

DOGS Academy/DOGS University Advisory Board

Kim Beger, City of Auburn Rep.
Janel Bohling, AMS Teacher
Megan Cochran, K-5 Director
Cindy Cole, Calvert Teacher
Janny Crotty, Community Rep.
Lacy Gerdes, Calvert Teacher
Erica Janssen, Daycare Rep.
Jackie Kelsay, Calvert Principal
Kaytlyn Kennedy, UNL Extention Rep.
Dr. Kelly Kingsley, Peru State College
Kevin Reiman, APS Superintendent
Dr. Darolyn Seay, Peru State College
Mallory Siebold, Community Health Partnership
MacKenzie Snodgrass, Calvert Teacher
Kaitlyn Tennant, 6-8 Director
Kim Weeks, AMS Teacher

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