Viking Discovery Program Leadership Staff
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Viking Discovery Program Director
A little bit about Jen...
Jen has cared for Viking Discovery Program students for 4 years. She brings a wealth of special education knowledge from her paraprofessional work at Lincoln Public Schools and our own Evelyn Hamlow Elementary School.
Jen has lived in four different states: Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, and Nebraska...but when asked to name her favorite, she said "Nebraska!" GO BIG RED! Jen enjoys spending time with her family and watching her own two kids participate in sports. She likes to travel and make memories everywhere she goes. When asked to share some personal favorites, Jen said, "I love DIY projects and HGTV. My favorite animal is a cat or dog but I LOVE elephants, too! I also love spending time outdoors and in nature in Alaska. My favorite food is PINEAPPLE even though I was allergic to it growing up!"
Hamlow Elementary Site Supervisor
A little bit about Gwen...
Gwen found her passion of working with children when she joined the Viking Discovery Program in 2016. She is an alumni of Waverly High School and currently attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a Regents Scholar. She is pursuing her elementary education degree as a full time student and hopes to secure a K-2nd teaching position upon graduation. Gwen is a huge animal lover. When she is not doing school work or at VDP, she spends her time volunteering by fostering kittens until they are big enough to find their forever homes. Gwen also enjoys reading, doing puzzles, and traveling!
Eagle Elementary Site Supervisor
A little bit about Natalie...
Waverly Intermediate Site Supervisor
A little bit about Jasmyn...
Jasmyn has one sister and two brothers. She graduated from Waverly High School where she enjoyed color guard, theatre, slam poetry, and track and field. Before Jasmyn was a Viking Discovery Program Site Supervisor she attended Hastings College, then worked as a nanny and teacher at Peaceful Beginnings. Jasmyn’s favorite color is yellow and she loves everything nature has to offer. Jasmyn is studying zoology and veterinary science and hopes to become an exotic animal veterinarian. Jasmyn also enjoys exercise, art, and lemonade!
There are MANY people working behind the scenes of the Viking Discovery Program in order serve 120+ families well, daily! In addition to the Director and Supervisors listed above, you may need to contact...
School District 145 Foundation for Education Executive Director: Sara Martin
School District 145 Foundation for Education Office Manager & VDP Billing Manager: Mary Havlovic