Lincoln Public Schools (LPS), the second largest school district in Nebraska is seeking a dynamic leader. LPS serves 42,000 students in more than 60 schools and programs. LPS is located in the heart of the plains and is the home of the University of Nebraska. The school district has 6500 employees with an annual operating budget of $462,803,195. Superintendent Dr. Steve Joel is retiring after serving as the LPS Superintendent for 11 years.
Renowned for its long-standing legacy of educational excellence and tradition of rigorous academic achievement, LPS is growing and thriving. The overarching vision of Lincoln Public Schools is to prepare ALL students to be college, career, and civic-life ready with a goal of 90% on-time graduation. This vision is supported by the Board of Education. LPS is governed by a Board of Education that has a strong reputation for commitment and passion to do what is right for students and staff.
LPS is data driven through strategic planning, and decision-making is based on what is best for ALL kids all of the time. The Lincoln community has the highest of expectations for student success and, in turn, it supports such work through many community partnerships. LPS constantly moves the academic needle for students because at LPS, “All means all.”
Future Ready Global Citizens: LPS supports students as they explore innovative ideas, evaluate societal issues and demonstrate leadership potential. Students are given opportunities to evaluate multiple answers to important questions and are empowered to examine new ways of thinking. LPS graduates are ready for whatever the future has to offer.
Supports Academics Success for All Students: LPS students find academic success through authentic learning opportunities, rigorous standards and individualized learning. Graduation alone is not the goal. The LPS goal is a graduate who attains core competencies, monitors their own progress, and maintains a lifelong love for learning.
Supports for Educators: LPS is dedicated to hiring and supporting a qualified, passionate and diverse staff. Through the hiring process, teacher induction, mentoring, and enhanced professional development, all students will continue to learn with the support of master teachers.
Family & Community Partnerships: Lincoln is a community that supports young people and public education. LPS partners with community businesses, organizations, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions to extend learning beyond the classroom walls. Family and community engagement is essential for student success and growth. LPS is committed to listening to and working with parents and community partners.
Growth Ready Facilities & Infrastructure: Lincoln is a community that values quality school facilities and invests in safe, comfortable, and secure learning environments for students and staff. LPS is committed to accommodating growth, investing in existing facilities, and ensuring the facility investments are efficient and well maintained.