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Art

Hi Friends! My name is Theresa McKee and I teach k-5 Art. I am from Omaha and earned my B.S. degree in Human Growth and Development from the University of NE Lincoln, HQ Art certification from the University of NE Omaha. After several years working in recreation and mental health I decided to pursue teaching through College of Saint Mary in Omaha. In addition, I hold a Master Gardener certification from Iowa State University.

I am excited to share a variety of materials and methods with students. My goal is to assist students to find their voice and cultivate the same enthusiasm that I have for art.

My husband and I have two children and two fur babies. When I am not working on art projects, sewing or gardening I love to bake from scratch.

Feel free to contact me anytime

STAFF:  Theresa McKee
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Band

STAFF:  Jacob Wheeler
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EL

My name is Rosa Kennedy, I am the EL teacher at Boyd & Columbian Elementary. 

I am an English language learner myself, native from Venezuela, bilingual in English & Spanish, a dreamer with an amazing immigration story who moved to Omaha almost 20 years ago. I years of experience teaching ESL K-6, 2nd & 3rd traditional, and 4th grade Dual Language in the Spanish side.

At Boyd Elementary I work with EL students, teachers, staff, & families to instruct, advise, consult, & engage while supporting English Language learners in our community.

STAFF:  Rosa Kennedy
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Gifted & Talented

Hi. I am Lisa Fox.  I am fortunate to be the GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) facilitator at Boyd. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and am currently earning an endorsement in Gifted Education.   I meet with students weekly for specialized instruction that includes language arts, math, problem solving, and creative projects that incorporate the district’s GATE framework.  Students engage in high-level thinking, focus on development of social/emotional skills, and participate in enrichment learning activities.  We have fun challenging ourselves and working together to grow and learn.  When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my 3 children. Please contact me anytime.

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Literacy Facilitator

STAFF:  Sarah Cox
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Media Specialist

Hello! My name is Helen Cologne and I am fortunate to be the school librarian at Boyd. I have taught for 33 years.14 of those years were as a classroom teacher.
My undergraduate work was done at San Diego State University. I attended Sacramento State one year to get my California Teaching Certificate. I attended Peru State College for a Masters in Technology. Finally, I attended UNO to get my Library Science endorsement.
I have one grown son, Scott, and a daughter-in-law, Lily, who live in San Diego. (I like to visit often).
I teach information literacy skills, the joy of reading, and computer skills. I welcome you to visit our BEAUTIFUL library! You will be glad you did!

STAFF:  Helen Cologne
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Media Specialist

STAFF:  Elizabeth Messina
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Music

My name is Ryan Frahm. 
STAFF:  Ryan Frahm
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Music Therapy

 

STAFF:  Dana Rouch
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Physical Education

 

STAFF:  Gale Bachmann
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Physical Education

STAFF:  Eric Minchow
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Psychologist

STAFF:  Debra Rosman-Webber
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Speech-Language Pathologist

Hello, my name is Ashley Baumann and I am the speech-language pathologist at Boyd Elementary.  I am from Sioux Falls, South Dakota and attended the University of South Dakota. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Communications of Sciences and Disorders with minors in Education and Psychology, and a Master’s of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology. I work with students focusing on articulation, language, fluency, voice, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Please contact me with any questions or concerns.
STAFF:  Ashley Baumann
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Strings

STAFF:  Diane Diffey
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