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About Mrs. Dredge

September 04, 2015

What is your full name?

Joelene Kaye Dredge.

Where did you live last?

Fremont, Nebraska

Where did you go to high school? College?

I attended high school at Elkhorn Valley in Tilden. I did my undergraduate work at Wayne State College and my graduate work at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

How long have you been in education? Past experiences?

I have been in education for 28 years. Most of those years were spent as a fourth grade teacher. After my classroom teaching career I was K-12 prinicipal and Athletic Director for two years. For the past en years I was a staff developer at Educational Service Unit 2 in Fremont working with teachers and administrators in 16 school districts.

Tell us about your family.

My husband's name is Bob. He works in the business world (banking, finance, and collection). We have two sons and one daughter. Jace our oldest son is in his first year of graduate school at UNMC as a Physical Therapy major. Jordan is a freshman at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is our middle child. Our youngest is Jenna. She is a freshman at Creighton.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I enjoy reading, baking, attending school activities, and watching sports on TV.

How have the first couple days been?

The first few days have been busy. Everyday there has been lots of new learning. It has been very enjoyable and has gone very well. I enjoy meeting students every day and getting to know them, as well as the staff and community members. 

What are your ideas to try and improve the school this year?

I am listening and learning about the school and it's culture. I am watching for what is working well and what can be tweaked or changed to make us better.

What do you enjoy about our school?

It is great to walk down the hallways and interact with students. The pride in the school is so evident in students, staff, and community.

What are your expectations for this year?

My expectations are to continue the strong academic achievement tradition and move us all forward in the integration of technology.



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