FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Bonnie Nebuda, Director of Advancement
Date: June 10, 2019
ARCHBISHOP BERGAN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ANNOUNCES HIRING OF NEW STAFF MEMBERS FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR.
Archbishop Bergan Catholic School recently filled two Fifth / Sixth grade teaching positions.
Katie Heard has accepted the responsibilities of teaching Fifth and Sixth Grade Science and sections of Social Studies. Katie is an alumnus of Millard West High School and a recent graduate of Midland University. Katie has had practicum and student teaching experiences in a number of area schools and has just finished a long term substituting position at Blue Sage Elementary in the Elkhorn Public Schools. Katie also comes to Bergan with many youth coaching experiences. "We are excited to welcome Ms. Katie Heard as our new Fifth and Sixth grade teacher. Katie’s passion for her faith as well as her personal life goals matched our school’s mission statement. Her desire to instruct our students using research based methods will continue to allow us to create twenty first century learners at Bergan Elementary,” said Principal, Dan Koenig.
Caitlin (Caiti) Lilienthal has been hired as the Fifth and Sixth Grade Language Arts and Theology instructor. Caiti is currently finishing her student teaching at Saddlebrook Elementary with Omaha Public Schools. She will graduate in May 2019 from Midland University with a degree in Elementary Education and Coaching. Caiti’s practicum and student teaching experiences have been at a number of area schools and she has coached a number of area youth athletic teams as well. "We at Archbishop Bergan Catholic are excited to announce the hiring of Ms. Caitlin Lilienthal. Caiti brings personality, experiences, and work ethic that will serve Bergan Elementary well. Her passion for her faith along with her efforts as a student leader and volunteer at Midland match our school mission," Koenig said.
Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Ashley Prinz, has accepted a position at Guardian Angels Catholic Elementary in her hometown of West Point, NE.
Abigail (Abby) Coday has accepted the Kindergarten opening at Archbishop Bergan Catholic Elementary. Abby is a recent graduate of Midland University with endorsements in Early Childhood and Kindergarten through Sixth grade teaching. Ms. Coday is a graduate of Howells-Dodge High School and has served as a Youth Ambassador for the Dodge County Extension Office. Abby’s varied experiences in her practicum work as well as her work as an Early Childhood provider at Trinity Early Childhood Center has prepared her well for this position. “Abby stated that she admires our passion for service and innovative learning that Bergan offers. She stood out as a person that wants to help our students live a successful life by instilling faith, knowledge and service into their daily routines as a teacher. She is poised to make a positive contribution to Archbishop Bergan Catholic Elementary,” said Dan Koenig, Principal.
If you would like more information on this topic or to schedule an interview with Mr. Dan Koenig, please call 402-721-9683 or email him firstname.lastname@example.org.