Belmont’s Zabel honored as school psychologist of the year

Marnie Zabel from Belmont Elementary School has been named the 2019 Nebraska School Psychologist of the Year. She received the award Oct. 3 at the Nebraska School Psychologist Association’s annual conference in Lincoln.

“I think about all the talented and committed school psychologists that I work with at Lincoln Public Schools and all the psychologists across the state and was truly amazed and humbled to be selected for this award,” said Zabel, who has been with LPS for more than 30 years and has worked with generations of families at Belmont. “It takes a team of dedicated individuals to help children grow and reach their potential - I just happen to work with the best.”

Zabel was nominated by fellow LPS school psychologist Molly Kuhl and Carrie Foster, a special education supervisor with LPS. In their nomination, they described Zabel as “ethical, trustworthy and dependable,” and someone who is a leader among her peers.

“She models calmness, patience and integrity.”

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Published: October 22, 2019, Updated: October 25, 2019

L to R: LPS school psychologist Molly Kuhl; award winner Marnie Zabel; Belmont Principal Kim Rosenthal; former Belmont and current Kloefkorn Principal Polly Bowhay.