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 20-30 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

2018–2019 Schedule

  • September 10, 5-7:00 p.m.
    Huntington Elementary School
  • October 8, 5-7:00 p.m.
    Lincoln Southeast high School
  • November 12, 9–11 a.m.
    Lefler Middle School
  • December 10, 5-7:00 p.m.
    Moore Middle School
  • January 14, 9-11 a.m.
    West Lincoln Elementary School
  • February 11, 5-7:00 p.m.
    Nuernberger Education Center
  • March 18 5-7:00 p.m.
    The Career Academy
  • April 8, 5-7:00 p.m.
    Lincoln High School
  • May 13, 5-6:30 p.m.
    Graduation at LPS District Office

2018–2019 Participants

  • Kurt Elder
  • Brodey Weber
  • Kari Lundeen
  • Stephen Ragoss
  • Lindsay Bartlett
  • Jennifer Rokeby-Mayeux
  • Brandon McWilliams
  • Cheryl Hansen
  • Tyler Carter
  • Kerrie Schnell
  • Mary Fischer
  • Macala Carter
  • Phil Tegeler
  • Gerald L. Clausen
  • Judy Faubel
  • Caroline Hobbs
  • Marjorie Kostelnik
  • Cathy Dillon
  • Anita Schinstock
  • Tami Lewis-Ahrendt
  • Kiersten Hill
  • Laura Reznicek
  • Sara Hernandez
  • Renee Cox
  • Alex Crowley
  • Vicki Fasnacht
  • Mary Lutz
  • Patsy Koch Johns
  • Kari Beckenhauer
  • Tom Beckenhauer
  • Matt Firestone
  • Christina Sarber-Shoff
  • W. Patrick Conway
  • M. Susie Kreiter
  • Audra Ostergard
  • Tanner Nelson


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