Citizens Education Academy


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.

2017–2018 Schedule

  • September 11, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Huntington Elementary School
  • October 9, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Lincoln Southeast high School
  • November 13, morning hours
    (choice of three schools)
  • December 11, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Schoo Middle School
  • January 8, 9-11 a.m.
    West Lincoln Elementary School
  • February 13, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Moore Middle School
  • March 13 5-7:30 p.m.
    The Career Academy
  • April 10, 5-7:30 p.m.
    Lincoln North Star High School
  • May 7, 5-7:30 p.m.
    LPS District Office

2017–2018 Participants

  • Cynthia Meridith
  • Maria Elena Villasa
  • Marissa Gill Keyzer
  • LaShawnda Nimox
  • Bradley Stauffer
  • Meagan Liesveld
  • Lee Ann Heflebower
  • Amy WIndle
  • Sarah Murtagh
  • Rachel Murray
  • Mary Nelson
  • Shams Al-Badry
  • Bisi Oyinlade
  • Stephanie Nantkes
  • Katie Nystrom
  • James Whitehead
  • Tiffany Royal
  • Linda & Paul Dietz
  • Sue Roberts
  • Terry Preister
  • Justin Reineke
  • LeRoy Rock
  • Mary Yelken
  • Jennifer Green
  • Nicole Kinnaman
  • Christy Eichorn