Barron-Galvan named 2016-17 Employee of the Year
On Feb. 10, 2017, Educational Service Unit #1 Special Education Director Stuart Clark presented Heather Barron-Galvan with the 2016-17 ESU #1 Employee of the Year award during an all-staff meeting at Wayne State College.
Heather, a resident of Yankton, South Dakota, has been employed at ESU #1 since 2009. She is a school psychologist who has worked in schools throughout Knox County. She was nominated by her peers because she is thoughtful and does an excellent job of making sure people feel loved and appreciated. Her warmth and dedication to making employees feel like valued members and individuals are phenomenal. She is always upbeat, and her efforts are enormous and commendable. ESU #1 is happy to award this year’s Employee of the Year to her.
The Employee of the Year award is in honor of Georgia McQuistan, a former ESU #1 employee who passed away in 1987.
Heimann named new administrator at ESU #1
The Board of Directors of Educational Service Unit #1 in Wakefield is pleased to announce that Dr. Bill Heimann has been selected as the next ESU #1 Administrator.
Dr. Heimann is currently serving as superintendent of School District 145 in Waverly, Nebraska, and has been in that position since 2009. A native of Fremont he completed his doctoral work at the University of South Dakota.
Dr. Heimann began his career as a social science teacher in the Randolph Public Schools and then served as both principal (1999-2007) and superintendent (2007-09) of the Wakefield Community Schools. He and his wife, Jenny, have two children, Blake and Abby. The board makes this selection from an exceptionally well-qualified group of candidates following a comprehensive search process. The board expresses their appreciation to the area administrators and ESU #1 employees who provided valuable input into the process.
Dr. Heimann will assume the position of Administrator for ESU #1 effective July 1, 2017, succeeding Dr. Bob Uhing, who is retiring.
Please join us in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Bill Heimann to the ESU #1 team!
Counselor at Lewis & Clark earns statewide honor
Rita Drieling, a school counselor at Lewis & Clark Elementary in South Sioux City, was recently named Nebraska’s 2016 Elementary School Counselor of the Year by the Nebraska School Counselor Association.
Rita began her employment with South Sioux City Schools as a guidance counselor in August 2015. Prior to her joining the staff at Lewis & Clark, she was a certified staff member at Emerson-Hubbard Schools. During her 15 years with Emerson-Hubbard, she held roles as an elementary teacher (3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades), taught computer/keyboarding courses and was also the school counselor.
Join us in congratulating Rita Drieling on this exciting recognition. Great work!
Using Data to Guide Action for School Improvement
“Using Data to Guide Action for School Improvement” was a collaborative project between the Nebraska Department of Education, the Nebraska ESU Coordinating Council and North Central Comprehensive Center. A Data Guidebook and Facilitators’ Guide were generated from this project and piloted by three northeast Nebraska schools — Niobrara, South Sioux City and Walthill.