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You’ll never find a more dedicated and devoted educational team than we have at Springfield Platteview Community Schools. We are members of this community, and our children attend SPCS schools. We are your friends and neighbors—we are all vested in educating our young people.

District Administration

Brett Richards
Superintendent
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About Brett Richards

Brett Richards is beginning his 24th year in education. He has served as a teacher of at-risk students, dean of students, junior high principal, and is currently in his ninth year as a superintendent of schools, with six of those years serving as superintendent in the Springfield Platteview Community Schools. His philosophy is rooted deeply in establishing a strong, collaborative culture throughout the district to foster high student achievement. He has been married over 20 years and has two children who attend Platteview High School. Mr. Richards is a graduate of Bellevue West and obtained a bachelor of science degree from Peru State College in 1992. He has a master’s degree in arts of teaching from Hastings College (1994),  a master of education in educational leadership from Doane College (2001), and an educational specialist degree from Doane College (2014).

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Holli Kirwan
Director of Learning
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About Holli Kirwan

I am very proud to be part of Springfield Platteview Community Schools. This is my 26th year in education. I have a bachelor's in secondary education with endorsements in English, speech, and theater from the University of Nebraska-Kearney. I also have a master's of education in curriculum and instruction and a master's of education in educational leadership, both from Doane. I have worn several hats over the years. I taught English to grades eight and nine through 12. I was a dean of students, a 9-10 principal, a director of instruction, and a director of curriculum. Currently, I am the director of learning. I assist the district in the development and implementation of curriculum, assessments, and instruction. I also help organize and provide professional development. Other areas of responsibility include district accreditation, some personnel duties, and data diva (meaning the organization, analysis, and display of our district data).

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Anita Belsky
Director of Special Services
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About Anita Belsky

Anita Belsky has worked in the Springfield Platteview Community Schools since 1993. She was the principal at Westmont and LaPlatte Elementary buildings until 2005 when she accepted the position of director of special services. Her teaching background is special education, and she previously taught in regular and special education for West Harrison and Council Bluffs school districts. She was born and raised in Creston, Iowa, then attended the University of Northern Iowa and University of Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska. Mrs. Belsky is married, and her children are grown and on their own. It is not an empty nest though; Mrs. Belsky and her husband have two dogs they enjoy, and they also like to get together with family and friends. Mrs. Belsky's educational philosophy is to set goals and never stop learning.

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Frank Staskiewicz, Jr.
Director of Technology
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About Frank Staskiewicz, Jr.

The 2017-18 school year marks Frank's 14th year with Springfield Platteview Community Schools. He joined the district as director of Systems and Administration after a long stint as an IT professional in the insurance industry in Omaha. As an IT professional, he gained extensive technology skills and experience, which he brought to his current job. Frank is a proud South Omaha native and alum of Gross High School ('79) and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, where he earned his bachelor of science degree in business administration, with a specialization in management information systems. Frank and his wife, Karen, moved to Springfield from Millard in 1996 to raise their two children, Brad and Andrea, who subsequently graduated from Platteview High School in 2006 and 2008. Both are now enjoying their own successful professional careers, thanks in part to the top-quality education they received from SPCS.

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Angela Simpson
Director of Student Support Services and KidsCare
P: (402) 594.0543
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About Angela Simpson

I am in my 10th year with the Springfield Platteview Community Schools and am enjoying working with our district staff. I have the opportunity to work with principals to provided quality programs in health services, transportation, student services, our career and college ready programs, and the foundation's before and after school program.  I really enjoy working with our students to provide opportunities to make their school experience better and to be a resource to my colleagues.

Education
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Bachelors of Science with math, science and a middle school endorsement.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Masters of Education in Educational Administration
Wayne State College, Educational Specialist in Educational Administration

Teaching Experience
I began my teaching and coaching career at Kiewit with 7th and 8th grade science.  I then had the opportunity to teach at Dawes Middle School in Lincoln 9th grade math and 7th grade science and coaching volleyball at Lincoln High School.  I then taught 8th grade math at Lux Middle School and continue coaching.  I had the opportunity to become an administrator in 2000 at Norfolk Junior High School and Norfolk Senior High School as an Assistant Principal.  In 2008, I moved to Platteview to become the principal.  In 2016, I had the opportunity to move to this new director position.

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School Administrators

Ron Alexander
Principal - Platteview High School
P: (402) 339.3606
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Melissa Hasty
Principal - Westmont Elementary
P: (402) 895.9602
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Kaela Heneger
Principal - Springfield Elementary
P: (402) 253.2245
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About Kaela Heneger

I am looking forward to another great year at Springfield Elementary. I am excited to be a part of such a fabulous community. My husband, Jeremy, and I, along with our two children, Mackenzie and Atticus, moved to Springfield in August 2014. We were impressed with how welcoming the community was and the pride people took in the school district. Springfield was the perfect fit for our family, and I am thrilled to be part of such a dedicated team of educators. Springfield Elementary has the best students, parents, and staff around. I have had the opportunity to work in several different roles throughout my career, including as a district literacy coach, Title I coordinator, third grade language arts teacher, and kindergarten teacher. I have been fortunate to work with all levels from preschool to high school. I am truly blessed to work with dedicated and passionate staff, supportive parents and the creative, energetic students of Springfield Elementary. Education: Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education from Hastings College; Assessment Endorsement from the University of Nebraska Lincoln; Master of Education: Reading Specialist from the University of Nebraska Kearney; Master of Educational Leadership: Administrative Degree (PK-12) from Doane College; Educational Specialist degree from Doane College: Superintendent's Endorsement. I am currently working on my doctorate (E.d.D.) through Doane University. Fun Facts: Our daughter, Mackenzie, is a freshman at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO. She will double major in political science and Spanish. After earning her bachelor's degree she plans to apply to law school. Our son, Atticus, is a fifth grader at Springfield Elementary. He loves to play outside, play with Legos, and play on several sports teams. He plays lacrosse and enjoys creating things.(Just so you know, he calls me "Mrs. Heneger" at school.) Fall is my favorite time of the year (school starts in the fall!). I grew up in Superior, NE and am the oldest of three children. I love to read, play games, and watch movies. I enjoy running and try to run in a road/trail race every couple of months. My husband and I love to cook and try new foods.

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Darin Johnson
Principal - Platteview Central Jr. High School
P: (402) 339.5052
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District Staff

Sue Bauer
Health Paraprofessional - Westmont Elementary
P: (402) 895.9602
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Thoma Bumgardner
Human Resources
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Shellee Dill
School Psychologist
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About Shellee Dill

Mrs. Dill serves students from birth through age 21. This is her 21st year working in the school district. She was a contracted employee through Educational Service Unit #3 for the first 11 years, until she was hired by Springfield Platteview 10 years ago. Her educational background includes a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where she majored in psychology and minored in education and art history. She also holds a master of science degree and an education specialist degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, both in school psychology. Her husband, Corby, is a graduate of Platteview High School, and her mother-in-law taught in the district for many years. Mrs. Dill has three children, Nicholas, Lauren, and Chloe. In her spare time, she loves to golf, read, and spend time with her family and friends.

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Becky Elliff
District Secretary
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Vicki Ellis
Health Paraprofessional - All Schools
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Greg Gentile
Director of Buildings and Grounds
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Kelli Haynes
District Registered Nurse
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Shari Hudson
Elementary Schools Media Specialist
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Kim Jamber
Director of Food Services for Taher
P: (402) 339.9919
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Rod Jones
Student Transportation of America - Assistant Mgr
P: (402) 884.4025
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Jodi Kohl
Health Paraprofessional - Springfield Elementary
P: (402) 253.2245
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Jeremy Mahoney
Instructional Technology Specialist
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Doug Mann
Director of Maintenance:
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Lori Molzer
Business Manager
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Bobby Murphy
Health Paraprofessional - Platteview Central
P: (402) 339.3606 ext. 202
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Lindy Richards
Executive Secretary
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Amy Thayer
Secondary Schools Media Specialist
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