Thank you for your interest in the LPS Citizens Academy. A big part of Citizens Academy is inviting our community into our schools to get a behind-the-scenes look at the amazing teaching and learning taking place. Due to the current guidelines from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department we are limiting the number of outside visitors in our buildings during the school year and we are not planning a Citizen Academy at this time. We will reevaluate in October.

We will communicate with our community when we are taking applications for Citizens Academy again.



The Citizens Education Academy will provide Lincoln citizens a hands-on interactive public information program that familiarizes and gives them a true, behind-the-scenes sense of Lincoln Public Schools. The Academy will provide citizens with insight into how our school district works, will promote open lines of community engagement and communication, will provide opportunities for citizen feedback, and will establish clearer understanding from both sides.


Participants will gain a better, deeper understanding of the school district and an increased sense of ownership in local schools — creating understanding advocates of public education in our community – and LPS will gain a better, deeper understanding of citizen perspective.


This unique, no-charge public outreach program will be open to approximately 30 people from our community (18 and older) with 9 sessions during the school year — featuring a heavy dose of unique encounters and normal school experiences. All sessions will happen in school settings.

Photo of participants of Citizens Academy working on a problem

2019–2020 Schedule

  • September 9, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Huntington Elementary School
  • October 14, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Lincoln Southeast high School
  • November 11, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
    Lefler Middle School
  • December 9, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Don D. Sherrill Education Center
  • January 13, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Moore Middle School
  • February 10, 9:15 – 11:15 a.m.
    West Lincoln Elementary School
  • March 16 5-7:30 p.m.
    The Career Academy
  • April 6, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Lincoln High School
  • May 11, 5-7:30 p.m.

2019–2020 Participants

  • Sara J. Hoyle
  • Amber Ledin
  • Kiersten Hill
  • Angie Loomer
  • Taylor Lemke
  • Emily Wilson
  • Patrick Adams
  • Kirstin Wilder
  • Sean Flowerday
  • Nicholette Seigfreid
  • Aakriti Agrawal
  • Ross Faubel
  • Iris Winkelhake
  • Stefani Bueling
  • Kristen Houska
  • Nicci Peterson
  • Katie Kinsella-Boles
  • Torri True
  • Blake Becher
  • Leigh Becher
  • Clover Frederick
  • Tammy Stevenson
  • Amber Ledin
  • Denine Erlemeier
  • Lauren Falconer
  • Nora Huscher
  • Mary Ann Castillo
  • Emily Koopmann
  • Sheila Mays
  • Bethany Arnold
  • Cara Kroeker
  • Tari Hendrickson
  • Senator Tom Brewer
  • Sharon Nance


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