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Our Mission

We are a Tribe that: accepts, inspires, and empowers our students, families, and community!

Our Vision

Is a community where all children feel loved, respected, and encouraged to develop to their fullest potential.


jack Birky

Hello! This is my third year teaching social studies and I work with middle school and high school students. I stay busy helping coach boys basketball at the middle school and high school level as well. I am very happy to be in Weeping Water working to better our tribe!

- Jack, Birky Secondary Social Studies

Sierra Baker

I am a proud Weeping Water Public Schools graduate and have taught here for three years! I have taught upper elementary (4th and 5th grade) and love building connections with my students and their families

- Sierra, Baker Elementary Teacher

Ericka Coffey

I am currently a Special Education teacher here at Weeping Water! This is my fourth year in education and all of them have been here in Weeping Water. I adore getting to know and supporting all of the students that I get the opportunity to work with each day.

- Ericka Coffey Special Education teacher

Cora Demike

My husband and I made Weeping Water our home with our two children over 14 years ago and we are so glad we did! This is my seventh year in education and my fifth year teaching at Weeping Water. I love cheering on the kids of Weeping Water!

- Cora DeMike Third Grade Teacher

Stacy Bickford

I have taught for 25+ years. I taught 4th grade at Osceola, NE., 4-6 grades at Manley, and have taught the remaining years here at Weeping Water. I am also the Assistant Musical director. I encourage you to be an integral part of your child’s educational life as well.

- Stacy Bickford Elementary Teacher

Andrew Davis

With more than 20 years dedicated to the field of education, I have passionately devoted myself to motivating students and assisting them in realizing their undiscovered potential. I oversee after-school Dungeons and Dragons Club for participants to hone their creativity!

- Andrew Davis 5th - 12th grade Instrumental Music

Kurt Bergdolt

I have taught art to students from Kindergarten to college for over 30 years at schools in Missouri, Oregon, and Nebraska. In my spare time, I enjoy running, woodworking, creating art, and spending time with family.

- Kurt Bergdolt - K-12 Art

Dawn Bickford

I joined Weeping Water in 2000 as a Middle School math teacher, later transitioning to my current role as School Counselor in 2007. Married to Kerry "B," I'm a proud parent to Tucker, bonus sons TJ and Tyson, and grandmother to Elly.

- Dawn, Bickford PreK-12 School Counselor

Charles Cover

I’m currently the HS Social Studies teacher and District Technology Director and have taught 22 years with 12 of them being in this district. Beside my teaching duties, I coach cross country, wrestling and track. I’m a Weeping Water alum and currently have a son at UNL.

- Charles Cover HS Social Studies/ Technology Director

Laurel Barrett

Weeping Water Public School is a second home for my family! My husband retired after 36 years at WWPS in his role as social studies teacher, AD, and multi-sport coach. All three of my children–Zach, Sydney, and Savannah–attended from kindergarten to graduation.

- Laurel Barrett PreK-12 Librarian, HAL Coordinator

Shirley Brack

I was hired in 1996 for the Superintendent's Secretary position. I have been married to my husband, Alvin, for 44 years. We are blessed to have ten grandchildren, five attend school at Weeping Water & five in Lincoln, NE.

- Shirley, Brack Administrative Ass’t.

Rebecca Burch

I teach Pre-K at Weeping Water Public School and have been teaching in early childhood education for 25 plus years. I reside in Weeping Water, am a Weeping Water graduate and my own children grew up in this community and attended WWPS.

- Rebecca Burch-Early Childhood Teacher

Mark Dehne

I was hired in 2022, I am Head of Maintenance here at the school. I have been married to my lovely wife Vicki for 37 years, we have 4 sons who graduated from WWPS. We have lived in Weeping Water for almost 20 years and absolutely love it here!

- Mark, Dehne Director of Maintenance

Mallory Dillion

This is my fourth year in education. I graduated with my undergrad in Elementary and Special Education K-6 from Peru State in 2020 and I received my Master’s Degree in Social-Emotional Leadership in 2023.

- Mallory Dillon - Elementary Teacher

Brandi Edmond

I have been teaching English Language Arts for over 10 years, I have also been a yearbook advisor and cheer coach. My husband Keith and I moved to Weeping Water in November of 2022. My passion is in helping young people think critically for themselves and find their voices

- Brandi Edmond - English Language Arts Teacher, Yearbook

Hector Eslava

Before coming to the states my real passion was for teaching, so that is what I am enjoying now as part of the WWPS community. I have had the opportunity to teach Spanish for more than ten years in Nebraska. My favorite pastime is walking with my dog Katoro every single day.

- Hector, Eslava- Spanish Teacher

Alyssa frederick

I have been in education for 3 years- all of them teaching 1st grade at Weeping Water. I also am an assistant coach for High School Girl’s Basketball and Volleyball. I love being in Weeping Water, and I am proud to be a part of this amazing tribe and community!

- Alyssa Frederick - Elementary Teacher

Carmen Garner / Fourth Grade Teacher

This is my 11th year of teaching @ WWPS! (Preceded by 8 years of subbing K-12 at WWPS & 3 years teaching Middle School in Oklahoma.) I have lived in many states over the years but Weeping Water, NE is home! I love this District & community!

- Carmen Garner - Fourth Grade Teacher

Brenda Guhl

This is my 18th year being a paraprofessional at Weeping Water Public School. I lived in Weeping Water for 15 years before moving to Omaha. Love working with kids! It’s a joy seeing their smiling faces in the morning! Everyday is different!

- Brenda Guhl- Paraprofessional

Kimm Hammer

This is my 37th year in the teaching profession. I have spent 26 of them teaching music here in Weeping Water. Currently, I teach K-12 Vocal Music, coach softball, and direct the All-School Musical and the Vivace Choir.

- Kim Hammer, Musical Director& Head Softball Coach

Kristie Hartman

I have been in education for 6 years now, my third year here in Weeping Water. I am currently the English Language Learner Teacher and a member of the Student Services Team. Most of my time is spent with the middle school where I sponsor various student cohorts.

- Kristie Hartman M.Ed., Student Services and ELL Teacher

Lisa Hohn

I am the Elementary and Athletic.Throughout my journey, I have developed a profound affection for the remarkable children of Weeping Water, and I'm immensely grateful for the opportunity to be an integral part of their daily lives, contributing to their growth and well-being

- Lisa Hohn, Administrative Asst.

Kathie Hopkins

I have been a nurse for 38 years! All of this experience has helped to prepare me for the role of a School Nurse and I love interacting with the children and their families, and the staff at Weeping Water Public School.

- Kathie Hopkins, School Nurse

Mark Hrabik

This is my 39th year in Education. I currently teach 9-12 Physical Education and I am also the Head Boys Basketball Coach. I am excited to be a part of the Weeping Water School District and their commitment to the youth of our community.

- Mark Hrabik - Secondary Grade PE / Head Boys Basketball

Angela Keckler

I am the lead preschool teacher in the childcare center and love being a part of WWPS! I am passionate about what I do and plan to continue in Early Childhood Education here at Weeping Water for the long haul!

- Angela Keckler - Lead Preschool at Bright Arrows Childcare

Krystl Knabe

I have been involved in agricultural education at the local and state levels for over 15 years. I currently teach 7th through 12th grade agriculture, woods, and welding classes. I love to learn and am pursuing my second master’s degree.

- Krystl Knabe- Secondary Agricultural Education, FFA Advisor

Tashia Kreckow

! I have been in education for 6 years now. This is my 3rd year at Weeping Water Public Schools. I am currently the 5th grade teacher and the junior high volleyball coach.I absolutely love Weeping Water and being a part of this community!

- Tashia Kreckow - Elementary Teacher

Rachel Larson

This is my fourth year working at WWPS as a paraprofessional.I started working in the MS/HS and am in my third year working with elementary kids.I love greeting the kids at the front door every morning and seeing their smiling faces! They brighten my day!

- Rachel Larson-Paraprofessional

Adam McGill - K-8 PE Instructor,

This is my 19th year in education. I taught K-10 physical education at Shelton Public School before coming to Weeping Water. This is my 4th year as the K-8 PE instructor. I coach football, basketball, and baseball. This town has become like my hometown.

- Adam McGill - K-8 PE Instructor,

Chris Meeske

I am a 30-plus year teacher, all of which have been at Weeping Water Public Schools.I love working with the amazing students we have here in our school watching them grow academically and to see them shine!

- Chris Meeske - Title I and Elementary Teacher

Stacea Pauli

This is my fourth year teaching business and technology at WWPS. I am the FBLA sponsor and assistant middle school volleyball coach. I enjoy having the opportunity to empower students to learn and am happy to do so in such a wonderful community.

- Stacea Pauli - Secondary Business and Technology Teacher

Heather Peters - Secondary Math Teacher

This is my 14th year teaching math, but I am new to WWPS and excited to be here! I have my masters in math, so I can offer dual credit math classes to our students. I am the math teacher, the speech team coach, one-act assistant director, and the prom advisor!

- Heather Peters - Secondary Math Teache

Rebecca Robinnet, Secondary Science Teacher.

I have been a teacher at Weeping Water Schools for the last 20 years. I enjoy teaching in this supportive environment and community. I hope to inspire students to follow their dreams and become successful in their future endeavors!

- Rebecca Robinnet, Secondary Science Teacher.

Stephanie Schafer, Kindergarten Teacher

I LOVE teaching students to read and write! Kindergarten students keep me young at heart with their enthusiasm and energy. I have been teaching for 38 years and truly enjoy guiding students to reach their fullest potential.

- Stephanie Schafer, Kindergarten Teacher

Amber Schreiner - Paraprofessional

Hello, my name is Amber Schreiner this is my second year being a para at Weeping Water Public School. I also graduated from here in 2011. I have always lived in the community, and now my child has started school here, and I love being able to be around her every day.

- Amber Schreiner - Paraprofessional

Christopher Smith

Hello, my name is Chris Smith, and this is my 16th year of teaching. Other school activities include varsity head football coach and assistant boys basketball coach. My wife, Megan, and I have three children!

- Chris Smith - Secondary Social Studies/Varsity Head Football

Crystal Smith

I have been a Speech-Language Pathologist for 26 years. I work with students from birth to 21 years old. I love working with students and helping them become effective Communicators

- Crystal Smith - Speech Pathologist

Ashley Wall

This is my fourth year in education and here at Weeping Water. I teach 6th and 7th grade Math in the morning and 5th grade in the afternoon. I am also an Assistant High School Track coach. My husband and I have a son, Everett. We enjoy spending time with family and friends.

- Ashley Wall,-Math/ Science Teacher & Asst. Track Coach

Jeremy Strong

Hello, my name is Jeremy Strong. I am an HS Science teacher, and I became a Weeping Water Indiana back in 1999. I also enjoy coaching and am involved in HS football, HS Girls wrestling, MS wrestling, and MS track. It is an honor to be part of the Weeping Water Family

- Jeremy Strong

Valenta, Miki

I teach classes in Family Consumer Sciences & High School Health. My extra duty activities include the HOSA & One Act advisor & Concessions Manager. I enjoy watching baseball & reading/listening to murder mysteries & World War II stories.

- Miki Valenta - FCS/Health teacher,

Tracy Weber

I have been a teacher for 30-plus years. Currently, I teach Middle School/High School English. I received a BSEd from Texas State University and a MEd from the University of Houston. My family moved to Weeping Water in 2000, and I have been teaching here for 20 years!

- Tracy Weber - Secondary English Teacher

sherri Weinmaster

My husband and I moved near Weeping Water in 2019! I received my BBA from the University of New Mexico and worked in Real Estate Development Accounting for five years before raising our three children.

- Sherri Weinmaster; Business Manager, Asst. Cheer Coach