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Art

 

STAFF:  Brittany Simon
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Band

STAFF:  Tom Cosby
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Gifted & Talented

 

STAFF:  Shelly Wurth
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Instrumental Music

I am Wendy Perry. I grew up and went to college in Bemidji, Minnesota.  I love to travel, spend time with my husband, Joel and daughter, Paige.  I also have three dogs; Shiloh, Nash and Dixie and enjoy playing my violin.

STAFF:  Wendy Perry
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Librarian

My goal is to help you discover the literature that most interests and excites you to read!  Whether for information or pleasure, reading is an important educational skill that will continually benefit your life long learning experiences.  Please let me know if I can be of any help when you are looking for books.

STAFF:  Deb Vinopal
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Librarian

STAFF:  Amber Blair
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Physical Education

My name is Dave Edwards and I have been teaching with OPS since 2004.   Before that I taught in Kansas and Virginia. I am from Omaha and have 3 boys named Max, Trevor, and Oscar.  I have a BS in Psychology, MA in Physical Education, and a MS in Athletic Training. I have been at Saddlebrook since the first year it opened in 2009.

I am looking forward to the school year. Please have your student wear tennis shoes for PE.

STAFF:  Dave Edwards
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Resource

 

STAFF:  Amber Tapper
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Resource

Hello and welcome to Saddlebrook.  I am Linda Christensen and I am excited to be the fulltime resource teacher. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a Master Degree in Administration and Supervision from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Doctorate Degree in Administration and Supervision from UNL & UNO.  I am married and have 2 grown children, a son in law, a dog named Chico and two grand puppies, Harley and Bentley. We are expecting our first grandchild in January!  I enjoy spending time with my family, going to movies, traveling, reading, and walking!  Have a great year!
STAFF:  Dr. Linda Christensen
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School Counselor

Hi! My name is Emily McCormick. I am very excited to be the next counselor at Saddlebrook Elementary. 

I have been with OPS for 10 years, teaching Social Studies and ESL at Bryan High School. I am finishing my second Master’s through Doane College. 

My husband Landon and I have a 9-year old daughter, Kinsley. Our family loves to travel and visit new places. 

I am eager to begin working with the Saddlebrook community as we begin another great year!

STAFF:  Emily McCormick
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Speech

 

STAFF:  Emily Gunderson
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Vocal Music

I am excited to be at Saddlebrook teaching music this year.  I have been teaching for 26 years, the past 17 in Omaha Public Schools.  I am at Saddlebrook two days a week and Picotte three days a week.  I have a Bachelor of Music degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and Kodaly Certification levels 1, 2 and 3 from Nebraska Wesleyan University and University of Nebraska Omaha.  I am married and have a beautiful daughter and 2 dogs.  My daughter, Ashlee, is a freshman at UNO..  I enjoy watching my daughter play softball, spending time with my family, photography, traveling and listening to music.  I am looking forward to a fantastic year of music at Saddlebrook!!!

STAFF:  Jean Murray
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Vocal Music

STAFF:  Mrs. Wixon
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Vocal Music

STAFF:  Mr. Wisniewski
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