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Thursday, July 27 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Teacher Recruitment: Paying Student Teacher Stipends

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The idea of paying stipends to student teachers in Nebraska to help with their transition into the field of education was started by one district in 21-22 and has grown to more than 10 in 22-23. Teacher retention and teacher shortages are a common topic and of growing concern in Nebraska as well as across the United States. This topic and new practice in Nebraska have even caught the eye of the US Department of Education. The presentation will be facilitated by ESU #3 and will include a panel of 5-6 Superintendents in Nebraska representing urban and rural districts of different sizes. They will share their district journey in making this decision, the impact of this program so far, and their plans to sustain the program. Statewide data on the number of schools offering stipends this year will be shared along with a view from a national perspective.

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Dr. John Schwartz

Superintendent, Millard Public Schools

Dr. Andy Rikli

Papillion La Vista Community Schools
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Dr. Jami Jo Thompson

Superintendent, Norfolk Public Schools
Dr. Jami Jo Thompson has served as the Superintendent of Norfolk Public Schools since 2013. Prior to her tenure in Norfolk, she enjoyed an 18 year tenure with Beatrice Public Schools as a teacher, special education coordinator and Director of Student Programs.

Dr. Jeff Rippe

Bellevue Public Schools

Charles Wakefield

Chief Operations & Talent Officer, Omaha Public Schools

Thursday July 27, 2023 1:15pm - 2:15pm CDT
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