PARA Educator Conference has ended


Welcome to the 30th Nebraska Paraeducator Conference!

The Nebraska Paraeducator Conference is one of first training events designed specifically to address the knowledge and skill development to help paraeducators improve their job performance. Other organizations have offered occasional staff development opportunities for paraeducators through the last thirty years, but Nebraska’s conference that began in 1989 is the longest running gathering of its kind in the country. You are one of the more than 7,900 paraeducators who have participated in the Nebraska conference since its inception.

Regardless of the conference theme, the overall goals and purposes have remained consistent:
  • Recognize the key role you play in education as a paraeducator;
  • Provide opportunities to expand your knowledge and skills;
  • Offer information to help you evaluate your effectiveness as a paraeducator; and
  • Make available opportunities to interact with your colleagues.
We want to recognize the multiple talents and attributes you possess. We recognize that you are called on to be many things to many people in the course of your work. We appreciate all your efforts and the energy you put into helping Nebraska students succeed.

                                                            Paraeducators, this is your day!

Thank you to all the speakers and members of the Paraeducator Advisory Committee for making this event possible:

  • Jenny Beck-Crete Public Schools
  • Marjorie Bisbee-Project PARA, UNL
  • Wade Fruhling-ESU Coordinating Council
  • Jason Hippen-Nebraska City Public Schools
  • Amy Kroll-Auburn Public Schools
  • Ryan O’Grady-Grand Island Northwest Public Schools
  • Mary Phillips-ESU #6
  • Marla Styles-Lincoln Public Schools
  • Leslie Galloway, NDE Office of Special Education
  • Theresa Hayes, NDE Office of Special Education
  • Rhea Hochstein, NDE Office of Special Education
  • Nicole Leafty, NDE Office of Special Education
  • Carol McClain, Conference Coordinator

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Tuesday, November 19

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