Principal's Welcome

Dear King Science Families,


Let me be the first to welcome you to King Science & Technology Magnet where we have highly effective teachers with high performing students that are leading the way in science and technology.  I am very proud of our dedicated staff and enthusiastic learners, and I’m pleased that you have chosen our school for your child’s education.

 

As demands of teaching children increase, it becomes more evident that we all need to work together to ensure that our children reach their fullest potential. I believe that all of us- the families, staff and community must work together as an extended family to ensure success for all our students. It’s our responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual, and decision-making skills necessary for them to become academically, socially, physically, and emotionally successful. 

 

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at King Science. Whether you are a member of PTA, volunteer or a special event participant, you are encouraged to be involved! Increasing parent involvement in our school is a high priority for me in the coming year. Educational research clearly demonstrates that when parents/guardians are more involved in their child’s education the child’s likelihood for academic success greatly increases. 

 

One of our most important responsibilities to you is that we keep you informed of all that is taking place at the school. One of the ways we will do this is by regularly updating our school website where you will find our bi-weekly newsletter about everything you need to know. You can find up-to-date events, classroom photographs, and additional information in our bi-weekly newsletter. Other communication tools that we use are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram so please follow us at ops_kingscience.

 

The following are a few things you can do to support your child’s experience and academic growth at King Science:

1.     Ensure that your child arrives to school every day, on time, and is ready to participate and learn.  Every minute counts! Research show that students who attend school 95% or more during the school year will perform better academically!

2.     Encourage your child to demonstrate his or her best inside and outside of school and get involved in everything King Science & Technology have to offer. Go Wildcats!

I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family.

 

 Sincerely,

 Dr. Carrie Rath, Principal

 

Assistant Principal/Data Processor - Dr. Amy Williams


This is my third year at King Science, and there is nowhere I would rather be. This year I am the administrator for the fifth grade team. I am excited to get to know our newest Wildcats and help make sure they have a great experience here at King Science. I am also the data administrator, in charge of grading, scheduling, and the like. Our objective in setting up the schedule is to support our Mission: To Educate all students to their maximum potential both academically and socially; to provide a safe and secure learning community; and to develop a responsible and respectful environment that appreciates and celebrates diversity.

This is my eighteenth year with OPS. Prior to coming to King Science, I worked as a substitute teacher, as a Social Studies and Math teacher at Wilson Alternative School, as a behavior support trainer and advisor, as a Student Personnel Assistant, and as the Supervisor of Alternative Education. I view all of my experiences as preparation to serve students and families effectively here at King Science. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me to discuss how to best support your student.


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 2018-2019 school year!  I am excited to be starting my 3rd year at King Science.  I will be the Dean of Students for 5th and 6th graders 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
Dr. Carrie RathPrincipal 531-299-9023
Dr. Williams Assistant Principal/Data Processor 531-299-9752
Mr. Dan WilsonAssistant Principal/Athletic Director 531-299-8739
Mr. CaldwellDean of Students 531-299-8571
Mrs. AndersonDean of Students 531-299-8805