Principal's Welcome

 

Dear King Science Families,

 

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter to introduce myself as the new principal of King Science and Technology Magnet Center. I hope that this note finds you healthy and well. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with an extremely dedicated staff and a supportive school community.

I have been dedicated to the field of education for 21 years in a variety of roles. I began my teaching career at Beveridge Middle School teaching 7th and 8th grade Language Arts and gifted programming. I then served as a Curriculum Specialist and Freshman Academy leader at Benson High School. I am thrilled to return to the middle level in the role of principal at KSTM and to work with families, staff, and community partners to ensure a safe and secure environment for students to learn and excel. The staff are proud of our beautiful school and the unique programming offerings at KSTM. We strive to make connections with our students to help them feel valued, accepted, and safe.

 

I view education as a life-long process and expect that I will continue to learn much about the uniqueness of our community this year and in the years to come. Most importantly, I bring a belief that students are at the center of all school-related decisions. I am excited to unite my experience, my openness to learn, and my child-centered approach to support our students. Because the relationships between families and school staff are vital to the success of our students, I encourage you to become involved in every way possible. As the principal, I look forward to working with you to make this year a fabulous year.

 

Sincerely,

 Ms. Jane Laughlin, Principal

 

Assistant Principal/Data Processor - Lori Kuhns


Assistant Principal/Athletic Director- Dan Wilson

 

My name is Dan Wilson, and I am excited to be your Assistant Principal/Athletic Director! I am entering my 9th year with the Omaha Public Schools and this is my second year at King. I started teaching 7th grade social studies at King in 2011 before moving to Omaha Central to teach English.  I became a dean of students several years later before moving back home to KSTM in my current role. My coaching career started at Fort Calhoun before moving to Omaha Central High School as a varsity baseball/softball coach. I’m excited about the future of KSTM athletics; we have an excellent group of motivated coaches and athletes!

 

 

 

Dean of Students - Troy Caldwell


 

My name is Mr. Caldwell. I have been in education for 16 years; 14 with OPS. I immensely enjoy NSAA wrestling for youth and have coached for 16 years. I coached wrestling last year and we placed in the top 5 for city. This will be my 2nd year at KSTM as Dean of students.  I look forward to coaching and working with KSTM's dedicated staff and academically talented kiddos for another year. #Striv4-95 and come to work!

Dean of Students - Elizabeth Anderson

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  I am excited to be starting my 5th year at King Science and my 10th year in OPS.  I will be the Dean of Students for 7th grade this year. Before becoming a dean, I taught 8th grade math; I still enjoy helping students with their math when I can!  I look forward to working with students, parents, and teachers to ensure everyone has a positive, productive, and successful year!

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in the Secondary Teaching of Mathematics (7-12) from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Educational Experience:

  • King Science and Technology Magnet (January 2017-Present) – Dean of Students
  • King Science and Technology Magnet – 8th grade math teacher
  • RM Marrs Magnet Center – 8th grade math teacher
  • Nathan Hale Magnet– 8th grade math student teacher

Administration

NamePositionEmailExtension
Ms. Jane LaughlinPrincipal  
Mrs. Kuhns Assistant Principal/Data Processor 531-299-7699
Mr. Dan WilsonAssistant Principal/Athletic Director 531-299-8739
Mr. CaldwellDean of Students 531-299-8571
Mrs. AndersonDean of Students 531-299-8805