LPS Superintendent's Teacher Advisory Council

What is the Teacher Advisory Council?

To offer a bridge between the Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent and LPS teachers; to provide valuable school district information to Council members; to open up a discussion of challenges, issues, questions and successes in the school district and to give the superintendent a sense of the major issues and concerns in the school district.

2017–2018 Meetings

  • October 25
  • January 24
  • April 25

All meetings happen from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Lincoln Public Schools District Office.

2017–2018 Shared Resources

Meeting Summaries

Summary of October 25, 2017 Meeting

SUPERINTENDENT’S TEACHER ADVISORY COUNCIL Highlights:  October 25, 5 p.m.  Remaining Teacher Advisory Council meetings, 5-6:30 p.m. in the Board Room at LPS District Office:
  • Wednesday, Jan. 24
  • Wednesday, April 25
Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel Wednesday welcomed members of the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council – one teacher per school – to their first meeting of the school year …
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Summary of April 26, 2017 Meeting

Superintendent Steve Joel update “One advantage we have in Lincoln, people in this community love Lincoln Public Schools and they understand the importance of public education,” LPS Superintendent Steve Joel told the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council. “A large part of that is because we are doing tremendous work with teaching and learning at the school level…Every time I visit a school, I walk away convinced that what we are doing is the highest professional quality. Teaching is hard work, and it never gets easier. Kids are coming to us with more and more needs…And at the end of the day, …
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Summary of January 25, 2017 Meeting

Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Update LPS Superintendent Steve Joel started the meeting with a school district update for the Teacher Advisory Council …
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Summary of October 26, 2016 Meeting

The first Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council of the 2016-17 school year met Wednesday, Oct. 26. The group – formed when LPS Superintendent Steve Joel first came to Lincoln Public Schools – has these goals:
  • To offer a bridge between the Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent and LPS teachers.
  • To provide valuable school district information to Council members.
  • To open up a discussion of challenges, issues, questions and successes in the school district.
  • To give the superintendent a sense of the major issues and concerns in the school district.
LPS Superintendent Steve Joel welcomed everyone to the group Wednesday, thanked …
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Summary of April 13, 2016 Meeting

SUPERINTENDENT’S TEACHER ADVISORY COUNCIL Summary/Highlights for April 13, 2016   Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Update LPS Superintendent Steve Joel started the meeting with a school district update for the Teacher Advisory Council …
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Summary of October 28, 2015 Meeting

Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Introduction LPS Superintendent Steve Joel started the meeting with an explanation of the goals and mission of the Teacher Advisory Council. “We spend a lot of time at LPS thinking about the future, working with data… considering how we need to budget our priorities…When I started here as superintendent I wanted to recognize a voice that is so critical to the work we are doing – the work in classroom – and one voice I wasn’t hearing was from teachers. You are the ones doing the miracle work. “So this is my group. I want to …
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Summary of April 8, 2015 Meeting

Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Update: Superintendent Steve Joel Social media, interesting year, perception survey Lincoln Public Schools Superintendent Steve Joel talked about the growing challenges that emerged this year:
  • Dealing with the various ways parents communicate and engage these days – when they have questions or concerns about school issues – and immediately jump to social media before contacting their children’s schools.
  • Dealing with serious issues of suicide.
  • Dealing with second-hand accounts that teachers do not feel they have a voice.
Joel asked Council members to complete a simple perception survey with four questions about LPS educator engagement.   …
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Summary of January 21, 2015 Meeting

Superintendent Update Technology: The Lincoln Board of Education has passed a resolution that better defines the Lincoln Public Schools intention for curriculum development, professional support and purpose for technology in the coming years, LPS Superintendent Steve Joel told the LPS Teacher Advisory Council on Jan. 21. The Board of Education will finalize a sustainable plan this spring to ensure all LPS students will have access to technology-supported curriculum and instruction.
  • Question: Culler Middle School and Riley Elementary School served as pilot programs this year for technology – which schools will be next?
  • Answer: We will definitely need to decide …
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Summary of October 15, 2014 Meeting

Superintendent Update Superintendent Steve Joel gave some highlights of the school year to date:
  • He noted major growth in student enrollment at LPS this year: More than 39,000 students for the 2014-15 school year with a record 1,222 more students than last year. The recent bond issue means that LPS will have a new high school career academy in the fall of 2015, a new elementary school in the fall of 2016, and a new middle school in the fall of 2017. “But if we keep growing a thousand students a year…that won’t cover it. We’re seeing growth throughout …
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Summary of April 2, 2014 Meeting

The final meeting of the 2013-14 school year for the Superintendent’s Teacher Advisory Council – called together by Superintendent Steve Joel – was held at Lincoln Public Schools District Office on April 2. Here is a summary of the highlights …
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