September 15, 2012
My name is Dallas Lewandowski. I recently was hired for the position of Professional Development Coordinator here at ESU 10. I live in Loup City with my husband Rob and our four children; Brady 18, Grant 14, Kennedy 12, and Drew 9.
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders. I started my teaching profession in 1994 where I was a speech technician for ESU 15 in Trenton, Nebraska for two years. During that time, I returned to UNK to acquire my elementary education endorsement K-6. I left ESU 15 to take a one year position as a classroom teacher in the Austin Rural school district that was located 7 miles south of Loup City. In 1998, I accepted a position as a Title I teacher at Arcadia Public Schools where I was employed for fourteen years. While there, I held several positions; Title I teacher, 1st/2nd grade teacher, and Reading Facilitator. I played an integral part in many facets of the school community. (Title I, School
Improvement, Response to Intervention, DIBELS Administrator, Accelerated Reader Administrator, 7th/8th Grade Journeys Reading Teacher and Interventionist)
Over the past four years I have obtained two masters degrees from Doane College. My degrees are in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. I am anxious to apply the knowledge I gained during my coursework to this position. Doane provided me with an educational experience which was based on building strong relationships with a community of learners and real-life application. I am ecstatic about becoming a part of the ESU 10 team and look forward to working with the districts we serve. It is my goal to develop strong relationships and provide strategic support to each school district based on their areas of need.