Assistant Principal

My name is Dr. Collette Nero. I am honored to be a member of the team at Fullerton Elementary Magnet School! I started my career with the Omaha Public Schools in 2000 and became the Assistant Principal at Fullerton in Fall 2014.


I am extremely passionate about the academic, social, emotional and behavioral success of all students. It is a privilege to work with such a great staff and I enjoy getting to know the students and families, as well.

Fullerton has a long-standing tradition of excellence and there continues to be great learning experiences offered to each and every student. The collective effort of students, staff and families contributes to a positive learning environment.  As such, we welcome your interest in and support of our school. Please feel free to call or visit anytime to discuss any questions, concerns or suggestions you may have.

I am looking forward to another great school year!


Personal Information

I am originally from San Antonio, Texas and I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas. I have a Ph.D. in School Psychology from Texas A&M University. I earned a Master's Degree Educational Leadership from Doane College in May 2015. I am bilingual (English & Spanish) and am a licensed psychologist. 

My husband Derrick, an educator and engineer, is an instructor at UNO in the Education Department focusing on STEM Education. We are blessed to have 3 daughters Lillian, Maria and Nicole who keep us very busy.


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