LPS names 5 new principals
Following the leaving or retirement of several principals, LPS has hired 5 new ones
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN)- Lincoln Public Schools have named new principals at five schools. This comes after several principals moved or retired.
Shayna Cook will be the next principal at Kloefkorn Elementary. “Cook has grown into a leadership role through her time at Schoo Middle School. She began teaching at Schoo in 2009 before being named an instructional coordinator in 2015. After two years, she was promoted to associate principal. Cook earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln,” LPS officials said.
Susan Hershberger will be the next principal for Lakeview Elementary. “Hershberger has been at Lakeview since 2018 as coordinator after serving as a special education coordinator at Huntington Elementary School for two years. Prior to that, she taught at Hill Elementary School for four years. Hershberger has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business/Accounting from the College of Saint Mary, a Master’s Degree of Education in Special Education from the University of Nebraska, and a Master’s Degree of Education in Educational Administration from Concordia University,” LPS officials said.
Rob Rickert will be the next principal at Hartley Elementary. “Rickert has been at Hartley since 2018, serving as an instructional coach for one year before becoming the assistant principal in 2019. Prior to Hartley, he taught fourth grade at Kooser Elementary School for seven years and science at Schoo Middle School for 2 years. Rickert earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Doane College,” LPS officials said.
Ryan Escamilla will be the next principal for Schoo Middle School. “Escamilla has been the associate principal at Lincoln High School since 2017. He has plenty of middle school experience serving students at Park Middle School as a coordinator from 2015-17 and as a teacher at both Leffler and Pound middle schools from 2005-15. Escamilla has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, a master’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan, and a master’s degree from Concordia University,” LPS officials said.
Rachael Kluck-Spann will be Irving Middle School’s next principal. “Kluck-Spann started at Irving in 2014 as instructional coordinator before moving into the associate principal position in 2016. She has served as a counselor at Schoo Middle School from 2009-2014 and Culler Middle School from 2007-2009. Kluck-Spann has a bachelor’s degree from Montana State University, a Master of Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Doane College,” LPS officials said.