New principal announced at Yankee Hill Education Center

Lincoln Public Schools is pleased to announce that Laura Runge will be the next principal at Yankee Hill Education Center beginning next year. Runge currently serves as the associate principal at Lincoln Southwest High School and will replace Erik Witt, who will be moving to the LPS Human Resources Department as the next supervisor for special programs and recruiting coordinator.

Runge brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with her 32 years in education. She taught special education from 1989 to 2012 in various schools, including Belmont Elementary School, Culler Middle School and Lincoln East High School. In addition, she served as assistant special education coordinator at Lincoln North Star High School from 2012 to 2013 and special education coordinator at Lefler Middle School from 2013 to 2018. Runge has worked with many Yankee Hill students and staff through her current role at Southwest High School, where she has served as associate principal since 2018. 

Runge earned her Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Education with an emphasis in Behavioral Disorders from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Doane College.
Congratulations to Laura Runge!

Published: April 1, 2021, Updated: April 1, 2021

Laura Runge