Strong public schools mean strong, vibrant communities.
Omaha Public Schools are comprised of approximately 52,000 students. This is nearly 10% of our city's population.
Engaging our students in innovative programs and courses can support keeping them in Omaha to join our local workforce - a workforce with a multitude of unfilled jobs - and to attend our local colleges.
Collaboration is the best tool in problem solving.
Omaha Public Schools face unique challenges in Nebraska's public school environment including:
- A historically unprecedented pension shortfall impacting the financial welfare of our schools
- The perception of low student achievement outcomes when compared with surrounding school school districts due to unique barriers including high English Language Learner population and diverse socioeconomic status of families
The only way to support these challenges is through collaboration with stakeholders including teachers, students, families, taxpayers, and elected officials. All voices are critical and all deserve transparency and communication.
Experience in education and community building ensures successful outcomes.
Keegan's background in communication, education, and community leadership set her up to be a strong board member.
With experience as a special education paraprofessional, a high school English teacher, and a district leader in technology services, Keegan sees Omaha Public Schools through a unique lens...one that empathizes with educators, administrators, and most of all...students.
Keegan's role as a community leader provides her critical experience in board leadership. As a mentor for Girls Inc., a founding board member of a local animal rescue facility, and the current Secretary/Treasurer for the Omaha Public Library Board of Trustees, Keegan demonstrates effective leadership and advocacy for all who she represents.