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LPS administrators announce retirement, changing roles

 

February is generally a time for major school and district administrators to announce retirement plans, as well as new roles, so we will share these announcements in a timely manner.  

RETIREMENTS

Principals

Molly Bates
Molly Bates
Principal at Morley Elementary School
Bates was first hired by LPS in 1989 and in her time here she has taught at Morley and Maxey and Hill elementary schools, Lux Middle School and the former North Star Middle School. She served as elementary coordinator at Fredstrom Elementary School, principal at Riley Elementary – and has been principal at Morley for six years.

Dave Knudsen
Dave Knudsen
Principal at Scott Middle School
Knudsen has held a variety of administrator and leadership roles during his 27 years with LPS:  psychotherapist/team leader/coordinator with the Elementary and Secondary Behavioral School Programs; coordinator and assistant principal at Cavett Elementary School and principal at Saratoga Elementary School, Dawes Middle School and Scott (since 2009).

Scott Nelson
Scott Nelson
Principal at Lakeview Elementary School
Nelson served in a variety of special education roles at LPS from 1991 through 2004, teaching at Goodrich Middle School and Calvert Elementary School, serving as a home bound teacher and special education coordinator at Elliott Elementary School.  When he returned to LPS as an elementary principal in 2008, he served three years at McPhee Elementary School and since 2011, principals at Lakeview.

Bill Schulenberg
Bill Schulenberg
Principal at Schoo Middle School
Schulenberg came to LPS in 1983 and was an English teacher and team leader at Goodrich Middle School and then Scott Middle School.  He served as associate principal at Schoo Middle School starting in 2009, followed by serving as principal at Schoo.

LPS administrators

Kay Byers
Kay Byers
Supervisor of Elementary Personnel Services in Human Resources
Byers has worked for LPS for more than 40 years, starting as an accompanist at Lincoln Northeast High School, then teaching general music at Arnold Elementary School then Huntington Elementary School, followed by teaching vocal music at Dawes Junior High. She served as the Middle Level Internship Facilitator and moved over to Human Resources as the Supervisor of Elementary Personnel.

Thomas Christie
Thomas Christie
Multicultural School/Community Administrator
Christie has worked for LPS for 43 years in various positions.  He started in the school district as a sociology and history teacher at Lincoln High School, and also head wrestling coach and assistant football coach – followed by serving as a building administrator at Lincoln Northeast High School.  He was then named Multicultural School/Community Administrator for LPS.

Shari Styskal
Shari Styskal
Director of Budget
Styskal has been with the school district for 42 years.  She served as director of Budget since 2010, and prior to that, was coordinator of Budget.  She previously worked for LPS as a Business Technical Assistant in Custodial, Maintenance and Facilities, and also provided clerical support for Lincoln Northeast High School.

Kevin Wibbles
Kevin Wibbels
Recruiter, Human Resources
Wibbels started with LPS as a Social Studies and English teacher, and counselor at Mickle Middle School. He left and returned to LPS as assistant principal at Irving Middle School and principal at Park Middle School. He then served as supervisor of Secondary Personnel and Teacher recruiter for Human Resources, and most recently as part-time administrator/recruiter.

NEW ROLES

Tim Muggy
Tim Muggy
Principal at Roper Elementary School
Muggy will continue working for LPS in a different role, a half-time position as director of Elementary Education.  He has served in a variety of positions at LPS since 1981, starting as team leader at Yankee Hill Elementary School, sixth grade team leader at Lakeview Elementary School and Cavett Elementary School, special education coordinator at Kahoa Elementary School, assistant principal at West Lincoln Elementary, and then principal at Brownell Elementary School and Meadow Lane Elementary School.  He has served as principal at Roper since 2011. 


Published: February 9, 2018, Updated: February 12, 2018