Staff Spotlight: Ron Kellogg III-Community Builder at LPS Community Learning Centers

Every week, we’ll shine a spotlight on one Lincoln Public Schools staff member! Get to know the wonderful people making a positive impact across various areas within LPS. This week, meet Ron Kellogg III, Community Builder at LPS Community Learning Centers.

“Ron is a uniter in our department and with our partners. He is so positive and is always willing to lend a hand. He brings people together and makes everyone feel included. He has great ideas and isn’t afraid to try new things.” CLC Director Nola Derby-Bennett

How long have you worked for LPS?
One year and three months.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
Love for working with children, especially creating ways to continue learning in afterschool settings.

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Being able to work closely with our wonderful Lincoln community, helping our amazing CLC schools foster genuine and engaging family and community engagement, creating opportunities for our students to grow in and out of the classroom and finally, providing the space for our communities to have strong neighborhoods, successful students and thriving families!

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I am from Omaha, Neb. I attended District 66, Sunset Hills Elementary School, Westside Middle School and Westside High School.

What path did you take after completing your formal education?
I attended the University of NebraskaLincoln and was a preferred walk-on for the football program. I worked for a financial institution for a little bit, and then I found my career starting at Dawes Middle School in their CLC program.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
Our community takes action often and wants to provide opportunities to families and communities throughout Lincoln. We are a small community but mighty!

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced you positively?
"Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman.

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
Past—My middle school P.E. teacher, Barry Glanzer. Current teachers—Nate Miller (Moore Middle School) and Adam Schiltz (Standing Bear High School)
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Published: September 7, 2023, Updated: January 10, 2024

Ron Kellogg III—Community Builder at LPS Community Learning Centers