Alan Reigenborn, Director of Special Education Retires from ESU 10  

September 21, 2011
Alan Reigenborn's 12-year tenure as Special Education Director at ESU 10 provided leadership and assistance to an extensive number of staff by supporting them in the mission of providing special education services to children. Alan came to ESU 10 from Gothenburg, where he
served as Middle School Principal and Special Education Director. Dr.
Bell, ESU 10 Administrator and previous Gothenburg Public Schools Superintendent, says, "Alan was the first person that I ever hired in two different places for two different positions!"

While working at ESU 10, Alan was a member of the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and also a member of the Nebraska Association of Special Education Supervisors (NASES) which presented him the Distinguished Service Award for 2011. A quote from the nomination reads "Alan has been a steady ship in the rocky, murky ocean of special education services and is very deserving of this award for distinguished service."

Alan recalls one of the biggest changes during his years of service was when the Class I rural school districts closed and consolidated with bigger districts. This impacted ESU 10 by having to decrease the number of special education staff serving school districts.

When asked his greatest accomplishments, Alan stated that he was proud of the fact that there was not a special education due process filed against any of the school districts being served by ESU 10 during his service. He is also pleased with gaining the trust of the superintendents that contracted with ESU 10 with their special education
needs by completing all of their required paperwork from
the Nebraska Department of Education.

Alan is looking forward to the opportunity to travel with his wife Jean, also newly retired from Bryant Elementary School, and to visit grandkids. Their travels will take them to Omaha with two grandkids, Oceanside, California to see one grandchild, and Seattle, Washington
with three grandkids living there. You may also see Alan fishing or umpiring softball games!

ESU 10 thanks Alan for his years of calm and confident leadership and wishes him the best in his retirement! An open house was held on September 12, 2011, honoring Alan.