Kathi Wieskamp — Nebraska District I Athletic Director of the Year
The Nebraska State Athletic Administrators Association named LPS Director of Athletics and Activities Kathi Wieskamp the Athletic Director of the Year for District I. Criteria for the award include having at least eight years of experience as an athletic administrator, being active both on the state and national level, and making special contributions toward secondary school athletics in Nebraska. Wieskamp has served in her current position since 2013. Prior to that she was athletic director at Lincoln Southeast High School.
LPS Assistant Superintendent for Government Relations and General Administration John Neal said this about Wieskamp:
“LPS students and families are very fortunate to have Ms. Wieskamp leading athletics and activities. In collaboration with the other school district athletic directors, she balances the needs of all schools to ensure they have the resources and coaching necessary to help student competitors develop in their chosen events, as well as grow as individuals. The pandemic challenges faced by schools were compounded in trying to organize practices, performances and competitions. Through it all, Ms. Wieskamp kept the focus on the importance of extracurriculars as an extension of the learning in classrooms and an essential experience for students. As a result, students were able to participate in varying ways throughout the pandemic.”
Lincoln Southwest High School Athletic Director Mark Armstrong said the following about Wieskamp in his nomination letter for this award:
“Often times, district athletic directors work diligently behind the scenes and are often not in the forefront of what we see with the success of teams, but she definitely has a presence and impact on those results. I feel Kathi’s efforts need to be recognized for the value that they add to interscholastic athletics in Lincoln and in our state.”
That the Lincoln Board of Education adopt the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Nebraska State Athletic Administrators Association recently honored Lincoln Public Schools Director of Athletics and Activities Kathi Wieskamp as the Nebraska District I Athletic Director of the Year; and
WHEREAS, Kathi Wieskamp strives to always provide the necessary support and resources to staff and student-athletes; and
WHEREAS, Kathi Wieskamp has provided tremendous leadership during the pandemic to ensure student-athletes could still safely compete; and
WHEREAS, Kathi Wieskamp understands the importance of extracurricular activities as part of a student’s educational experience; and
WHEREAS, Kathi Wieskamp is widely admired and respected among her peers, both on the state and national level;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Lincoln Board of Education
does hereby congratulate Lincoln Public Schools Director of Athletics and Activities Kathi Wieskamp for being named the Nebraska State Athletic Administrators Association’s District I Athletic Director of the Year.
Updated June 9, 2021