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Superintendents: Standing up for Kids

Dr. Steve Joel, Superintendent of Lincoln Nebraska Public Schools, joins Dr. Rod on his Superintendent Series profiling national educational leaders. Dr. Joel discusses how he and his leadership team have engaged the community to support district efforts including their Career Academy . Dr. Joel also talks about his background in education and how is path was forged along the way. 

Dr. Steve Joel has served for five years as superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools, a district of almost 40,000 students and 8,000 employees. Previously, he served for ten years as superintendent in Grand Island, Nebraska, and eight years in Beatrice, Nebraska. A native of Long Island, New York, he has degrees from Doane College, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Kansas State University.

Dr. Joel has been honored with a wide variety of awards and distinctions including: Nebraska Superintendent of the Year and Leadership Excellence by the Educational Resource Development Institute. He also has been active in many community clubs and coalitions, and serves on a number of boards including the Chamber of Commerce, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, Lincoln Community Foundation, The Career Academy, and United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Dr. Joel’s TEDx Talk

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