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Eric Weber

Eric Weber

Associate Superintendent for Human Resources

Eric Weber assists in the selection process of district administrators. He is responsible for the staff appraisal process, professional growth, staffing allocations, disciplinary action, district Title IX officer and EAP referrals. The Human Resources Division is directly responsible for all personnel functions as well as Risk Management, Staff Development and employee benefits.

(402) 436-1575
eweber@lps.org

Michealla King-Gray

Secretary to Associate Superintendent, Human Resources

Provide office support to the Associate Superintendent, Human Resources. Assists with teacher appraisal process, Scottish Rite Award, assists with administrator vacancies, PSLF Loan Forgiveness Applications

(402) 436-1592
mgray@lps.org

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Vann Price

Supervisor of Secondary Personnel Services

Recruit and place secondary teacher transfers, provide support service including promotions and counseling, Leadership Development Program, summer school staffing and Extra Standard assignments.  Manage SmartFind staff and substitute teachers.

(402) 436-1596
vprice@lps.org

Erik Witt

Director of Recruiting and Supervisor of Special Programs Personnel

Responsible for the recruitment of certificated candidates. Recruit and place special programs (special education and federal programs) certificated transfers, provide support service including promotions and counseling.

(402) 436-1576
ewitt@lps.org

Kristen Finley

Supervisor of Elementary Personnel Services

Recruit and place elementary teacher vacancies, process teacher transfers, provide support service including promotion and counseling, manage the gifted mentor program, coordinate college field placements and tuition credit/professional enhancement.

(402) 436-1577
kfinley@lps.org

Jessi Stilwagon

Human Resources Specialist

Responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, selection and support of office personnel, custodial, and nutrition services staff. Works with staff development on activities benefiting classified personnel.

(402) 436-1597
jstilwa@lps.org

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Genelle Moore

Background Investigation/HR Specialist

Conduct thorough background checks on applicants and employees. Responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, selection and support of school based technicians, maintenance, facilities, distribution center staff and transportation drivers/paras.

(402) 436-1573
gmoore@lps.org

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Marla Styles

Human Resources Specialist

Responsible for the recruitment, interviewing, selection and support of paraeducators and bilingual interpreters. Coordinates ADA accommodations.

(402) 436-1579
mstyles@lps.org

Brittany Schuster

Office Manager

Supervise front office support staff, coordinate office functions, payroll, prepare board agenda, vacancy bulletin and advertising.

(402) 436-1594
bschust2@lps.org

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Grady Blase

Technical Assistant

Responsible for teacher certification, seniority lists, assist with preparation of state and federal reports.

(402) 436-1581
gblase@lps.org

Rachel Mills

Secretary, Secondary Certified Staffing

Assist the Supervisor of Secondary Personnel Services with the hiring of secondary certified staff, process staffing changes, leaves of absence, transfers and resignation of secondary teachers.

(402) 436-1584
rmills2@lps.org

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Katie Bender

Secretary, Certified Special Programs

Assist the Director of Recruiting/ Supervisor of Special Programs with the hiring of special education certified staff, process staffing changes, leaves of absence, transfers and resignation of special education teachers.

(402) 436-1482
kbender@lps.org

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Jean Clough

District Office Receptionist

Direct incoming District Office calls and direct District Office visitors to departments.

(402) 436-1000
clough@lps.org

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Cherry Cornell

Secretary, Classified Staffing

Provide support services for the placement, testing and interviewing of gifted mentors, clerical, custodial, and nutrition services applicants and staff.

(402) 436-1590
ccornell@lps.org

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Jerilynn Robinson

Receptionist/Employee Records Secretary

Directs incoming calls and handles onboarding of new employees; maintains employee and applicant files; responsible for scanning HR documents; assists with building and badge access.

(402) 436-1598
jrobinso@lps.org

Gretchen Molina

Secretary, Classified Staffing

Provide support services for the placement and interviewing of paraeducators, bilingual interpreters, and summer school personnel.

(402) 436-1583
gmolina@lps.org

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Dianne Kreick

Secretary

Coordinates transcript entry and processes employment verification forms.

(402) 436-1574
dkreick@lps.org

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Kren Shellhase

Secretary, Elementary Certified Staffing

Assist the Supervisor of Elementary Personnel Services with the hiring of elementary certified staff, process staffing changes, leaves of absence, transfers and resignation of elementary teachers, coordinate C&I 908 course.

(402) 436-1585
kshellha@lps.org

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Nancy Harter

Secretary, Classified Staffing

Provide support services for the placement and interviewing of the following groups: Transportation drivers and paras, school based technicians, maintenance, facilities, distribution and summer crew applicants and staff.

(402) 436-1587
nharter@lps.org

HR Receptionist

Direct incoming calls, greet patrons, coordinate the new employee onboarding process and register teaching certificates. Responsible for scanning HR documents.

(402) 436-1582
humanres@lps.org

Kim Miller

Director, Risk Management

Responsible for the district's self-insured workers' compensation, liability and vehicle insurance programs, unemployment, district safety committee, driver review committee and tort claims.

(402) 436-1759
millerk@lps.org

Michelle Hartley

Claims and Insurance Coordinator

Supervises workers' compensation claims handling and assists the Director of Risk Management with liability and property claims. Conducts ergonomic evaluations, safety checks and training.

(402) 436-1591
mhartle@lps.org

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Elizabeth Svoboda

Work Comp Case Management Nurse

Provides medical management of workers’ compensation claims involving lost days and/or surgeries and assists the employee in returning to pre-injury/pre-illness status.

(402) 436-1768
esvoboda@lps.org

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Audra Cotton

Work Comp Claims Handler

Responsible for the processing of workers' compensation claims.

(402) 436-1761
acotton@lps.org

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Sanda Navratil

Risk Management Technician

Provide accounting support services to the Risk Management Office. Assist Director of Risk Management.

(402) 436-1767
snavrat@lps.org

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Jennifer Bahr

Secretary, Risk Management

Provide support services to the Risk Management Office.

(402) 436-1760
jbahr@lps.org

Brian O'Neill

Risk Management HRIS Technician

Responsible for data collection management and assisting with transmission of data between information systems. Assists Human Resources with testing, running reports, and performing data analysis within the HRIS.

(402) 436-1582
boneill@lps.org

Robert Seybert

Robbie Seybert

Director of Employee Relations, Benefits and Personnel

Leads the Employee Relations and Benefits Departments, serves as the chief negotiator with the district’s nine employee groups and coordinates human resources personnel operations. Drafts and updates employee contracts, board policies and personnel handbooks. Trains and advises district leaders on all aspects of state and federal law as well as compliance with the district’s policies and procedures. Finally, manages the recruitment, interviewing, selection and support for the district’s technicians.

(402) 436-1571
rseybert@lps.org

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Laurie Oxley

Employee Benefits Specialist – Classified Personnel

Coordinates the successful administration of benefits plans for all classified benefit eligible staff and dependents. Employee benefit plans include health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flexible benefit plans, critical illness and accident insurance, as well as the district’s 403(b) plans and school retirement. Conducts Family & Medical Leave Act, maternity and disability conferences for classified staff.

(402) 436-1593
loxley@lps.org

Nancy Hoppe

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, COMPENSATION, BENEFITS AND HRIS SPECIALIST

Work with the Director of Employee Relations and Personnel regarding negotiations for all employee groups, including data collection and analysis of proposals/counterproposals. Coordinate the district's compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Collaborate with the Computing Services department in the planning, review, testing, and implementation of HRIS system upgrades or enhancements.

(402) 436-1572
nhoppe@lps.org

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Julie McAndrew

Lead Employee Benefits Specialist – Administrators/Certificated Personnel

Coordinates the successful administration of benefits plans for all certificated benefit eligible staff and dependents. Employee benefit plans include health, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, flexible benefit plans, critical illness and accident insurance, as well as the district’s 403(b) plans and school retirement. Conducts Family & Medical Leave Act, maternity and disability conferences for certificated staff.

(402) 436-1595
jmcandre@lps.org

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Kelli Hopkins

Benefits Technician

Manages the communications of the department, including the benefits email account, all benefits marketing materials, critical benefits reports and NPERS verifications, the accounting/reconciliation for various benefits offerings, the borrowed/donated leave program, military orders process, and coordinating the communication with many of our third-party insurance providers. Provides important clerical functions for the department.

(402) 436-1578
khopkin2@lps.org

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Stacy Grant

Employee Relations, Benefits, and Personnel Technician

Manages the COBRA processing for the district, the accounting/reconciliation for various benefits offerings, posted work calendars for the district, compensation comparability studies, supply orders for the Employee Relations and Benefits Departments, and all Employee Relations documentation for new leader training. Provides support services to the Director of Employee Relations, Benefits and Personnel, including but not limited to the placement and interviewing of technicians.

(402) 436-1382
sgrant@lps.org

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Darbi Umholtz

SmartFind Operator

Responsible for the SmartFind system and substitute placements. Processes emergency and civic leaves and UNL tuition credit. Assists with college field placements.

(402) 436-1589
dumholtz@lps.org

Lisa Kasik

SmartFind Secretary

Assists with substitute placements. Responsible for professional leaves and local substitutes.

(402) 436-1588
lkasik@lps.org

Robert Seybert

Robbie Seybert

Director of Employee Relations, Benefits and Personnel

Leads the Employee Relations and Benefits Departments, serves as the chief negotiator with the district’s nine employee groups and coordinates human resources personnel operations. Drafts and updates employee contracts, board policies and personnel handbooks. Trains and advises district leaders on all aspects of state and federal law as well as compliance with the district’s policies and procedures. Finally, manages the recruitment, interviewing, selection and support for the district’s technicians.

(402) 436-1571
rseybert@lps.org

Nancy Hoppe

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, COMPENSATION, BENEFITS AND HRIS SPECIALIST

Work with the Director of Employee Relations and Personnel regarding negotiations for all employee groups, including data collection and analysis of proposals/counterproposals. Coordinate the district's compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Collaborate with the Computing Services department in the planning, review, testing, and implementation of HRIS system upgrades or enhancements.

(402) 436-1572
nhoppe@lps.org

Kaley Brewer

Technical Coordinator

Preparation of state and federal reports/surveys. Assist Director of Employee Relations, Benefits and Personnel and HR Specialist for Employee Relations, Compensation and Benefits. Manage building and badge access.

(402) 436-1599
kbrewer2@lps.org

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Stacy Grant

Employee Relations, Benefits and Personnel Technician

Manages the COBRA processing for the district, the accounting/reconciliation for various benefits offerings, posted work calendars for the district, compensation comparability studies, supply orders for the Employee Relations and Benefits Departments, and all Employee Relations documentation for new leader training. Provides support services to the Director of Employee Relations, Benefits and Personnel, including but not limited to the placement and interviewing of technicians.

(402) 436-1382
sgrant@lps.org