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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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Heidi Zierott
Director of Learning
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About Heidi Zierott

Mrs. Heidi Zierott is in her first year as director of learning for Springfield Platteview Community Schools. She has devoted over 15 years to education. She has worked with students and families from a wide variety of size of schools. She feels fortunate to work with wonderful staffs at Mt. Pulaski District (Illinois), Conestoga Public Schools, Papillion La Vista Public Schools, Weeping Water Public Schools, and Elmwood-Murdock Public Schools before transition to her new position at Springfield Platteview Community Schools.

Mrs. Zierott is a graduate of Lincoln Community High School (Illinois) and obtained a bachelor of science degree from Quincy University (Illinois). She has a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Doane College, a master of education in educational leadership from University of Nebraska-Kearney, and is currently enrolled in the education specialist program at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. 

Through the years, Mrs. Zierott has had the opportunity to serve in many different roles in education including teaching special education for kindergarten through ninth grade, reading recovery teacher, district counselor, and coordinator for special education, special populations, curriculum, assessment and compliance for state and federal programs.

Her family keeps her very busy. Her husband of over 15 years farms outside of Murdock, NE. They are the proud parents of three very active daughters. They enjoy being outside, participating in a wide variety of athletics, going to the lake, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Zierott has and will continue to be an advocate for all students and staff. Her core beliefs are focused on providing an environment dedicated to achieving excellence through purposeful instruction, while developing relationships with students and families so that they can work together to ensure success for students while they are in school and after.

She has had many opportunities to meet the great families of Springfield Platteview and looks forward to meeting more through her years in the district.


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Jacci Lucas
Director of Special Services
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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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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

Joanna Alexander
Maintenance
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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
Executive 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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Robin Hill
Director of Food Services for Opaa
P: (402) 339.9919
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Shari Hudson
Elementary Schools Media Specialist
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Rod Jones
Student Transportation of America - Assistant Mgr
P: (402) 884.4025
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Vicky Kilgore
Daycare Director
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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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Kevin Wilson
Maintenance
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