Hahn named next principal at Culler Middle School

Michaela Hahn will be the next principal at Culler Middle School, 5201 Vine Street, starting in January 2017.

Hahn is currently an associate principal at Lincoln Northeast High School, where she has been since 2000. At Culler, she will replace Gary Czapla, who will be the first principal at Moore Middle School, 8700 Yankee Woods Drive, set to open to the fall of 2017.

Lincoln Public Schools announced the decision on Wednesday. Eric Weber, associate superintendent for Lincoln Public Schools, said Hahn is noted for commitment to staff, students and families.

"Michaela will be a wonderful addition to the Culler family,” Weber said. “She brings great energy, passion and experience to Culler as well as a strong understanding of the community and the many opportunities that will help Culler continue to succeed going forward."

In a message for Culler families, Hahn said:

“I have had the great fortune of spending most of my professional life working with students and families in the Northeast part of town. I love the culture of pride and tradition and am beyond thrilled to get the opportunity to serve the students, parents and teachers at Culler. It is an incredibly strong school and I look forward to helping that tradition of excellence continue!”

Hahn began at Northeast in 2000 as a special education teacher and department chair, before becoming a special education coordinator in 2003, and an associate principal in 2011. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney, earned a master’s degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and is in the process of earning her superintendency endorsement. Hahn also completed her administrative practicum at Culler in 2005.

While at Northeast, Hahn was worked on various projects including graduation requirement committee, adaptive schools training and secondary technology advisory committee, among others.

Published: December 7, 2016, Updated: December 7, 2016