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Art

My name is Ms. Mary Gallagher and the 2017-18 school year will be my 17th year as the Art Specialist at Fullerton and my 24th year as an art teacher. I will get to spend 4 ½ days per week with my Fullerton students and ½ day (one morning) a week teaching art at Prairie Wind. I have one cat, one daughter, one son-in-law and three grandpets. My favorite things to do are teaching art, drawing, creating unique jewelry pieces, photography, hiking, reading, and yoga. I love art history, learning anything new, and creating PowerPoints for my lessons. I'm looking forward to seeing all my students in art class this year!
 

STAFF:  Mary Gallagher
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ESL

Hello! My name is Terry Brennan. This will be my 14th year of teaching! I am looking forward to another amazing year as the ESL teacher. I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I completed my ESL Endorsement through Concordia University. In my free time, I love to read! I enjoy spending time with family and friends.

STAFF:  Terry Brennan
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Gifted & Talented

STAFF:  Laura Beeghly
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Media Specialist

Hi, I am D’Nae Simmons.  I am the library teacher at Fullerton.  This is my 10th year teaching in the library.  I taught in the library at Kellom Elementary for eight years and taught at Central High School prior to that.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Education and Library Science from UNO and a Master’s degree in Urban Education from UNO.  I am married to Elijah Simmons, who is also a teacher.  We have 2 children, Aubrey, who is 9, and Dane, who is 4.  I look forward to another great year at Fullerton!

STAFF:  D'Nae Simmons
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Media Specialist

Hi! My name is Amy Ackerman and I am a Library Media Specialist at Fullerton and Standing Bear.  I received my Bachelor's Degree from UNO.  I recently completed a school library endorsement and will graduate with my Master's Degree from UNO in December 2018.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband J.R. and our two children- John and Madison.  I look forward to getting to know all of the students and staff and becoming a part of the Fullerton community.

STAFF:  Amy Ackerman
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Music

Hello!  I am Miss Doty, the vocal music teacher.  I received my Music Education degree from UNO.  I like to read, write, do yoga, go to church, and travel!  I love teaching kids new songs and making musical experiences that bring joy to our lives!
 

STAFF:  Beth Doty
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Physical Education

This is my 30th yr of teaching, all with OPS. The last 19 yrs have been here at Fullerton. My BS degree came from UNO and my Masters in Computers in Education came from Lesley College. My wife Lisa is also a teacher with OPS. I have 3 children....Danny (19), Olivia (16) and Joey (16).

STAFF:  Pat Thompson
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Resource

This is my twelfth year with Omaha Public Schools.  All twelve years have been at Fullerton.  I teach resource for grades K-4.  I graduated from Creighton University in 2007 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and an endorsement in Special Education.  I received an endorsement in ESL in 2010 from Concordia University, a Reading Specialist endorsement and a Master's degree in Literacy at Concordia in 2011.  I obtained my second Master's degree in May 2015 from Midland University in Educational Leadership.  I began working on my board certification in 2016.  My husband, DeVon and I have been married ten years.  We have a son, Deuce, in sixth grade and a daughter, Ambria, in third grade.  We also love our Shorkie, Lex!

STAFF:  Brianna Richards
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Resource

 Hello Fullerton family, and welcome to the the 2018-2019 school year!  My name is Roni Wanser and I am a Resource Teacher in room 11. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Mark, for 28 years.  We have four adult children and a Wheaton Terrier named Lola, who keeps us moving and laughing!  I earned a Bacheler's Degree in Business from UNL, and in 2014 earned my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from UNO.  In December, I will fulfill all requirements and earn my endorsement in Special Education.  My teaching career began in January 2015 at Franklin Elementary; however, Fullerton feels like home, and I am thrilled to be back!  Not only did all my children attend Fullerton, but I was a para here for 8 1/2 years.   I look forward to working with and getting to know my students and families.   If ever you have questions, concerns, etc..., please don't hesitate to contact me!  Go Falcons!

STAFF:  Roni Wanser
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Speech

 
Hello! My name is Theresa Kuhlman and I love working as the speech language pathologist here at Fullerton. I just got remarried in April of 2018. I have been working as a speech language pathologist for 24 years with all ages of children and adults. I look forward to assisting the students on improving their overall communication abilities. I know it is going to be a great year! If you have questions about the goals your child is working on, please do not hesitate to contact me at Fullerton or email me at theresa.kuhlman@ops.org. Thank you and I am excited to again be working with the children in the Fullerton community!  

STAFF:  Theresa Kuhlman
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Strings

My name is Drew Ritchie, and I am from Omaha. I am thrilled to be teaching strings in my third year with OPS. I graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln in 2016 with a degree in K-12 Music Education. Although cello is my main instrument - I also enjoy singing, playing saxophone, coaching & conducting for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras, experiencing time outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. E-Mail is the best way to reach me since I am in-between 6 total schools - Andrew.Ritchie@ops.org. We are looking forward to an amazing year in strings at Fullerton!

STAFF:  Drew Ritchie
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