Phone: 531-299-3923

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska at Kearney • Bachelors of Arts in Education University of Nebraska at Lincoln •Graduate Degrees in Music Education Wayne State College •Administration Endorsement University of Nebraska at Omaha •Doctorate in Education Leadership

Dr. Andrew Walters

PRINCIPAL

As a McMillan Monarch, Dr. Walters is excited to welcome you to our school. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Walters was an Assistant Principal at Omaha North High School, Omaha Burke High School, and AHSTW Community Schools. This experience provides a passion for ensuring all students are ready for high school, graduation, and experiences beyond once they leave McMillan. He taught middle school and high school band for 14 years prior to becoming an administrator. He enjoys life as a Principal and looks forward to working with McMillan students each and every day. Dr. Walters is a proud Red Cloud Warrior, class of 1997. He attended college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Education. He earned graduate degrees in Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, an Administrative Endorsement from Wayne State College, and his Doctorate in Education Leadership from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Walters and his wife place great importance upon family and both enjoy spending time with their 5 children and 6 grandchildren. Dr. Walters embraces the #builtforthis mentality and works to make McMillan the place for all families and students to succeed. No matter where he serves, Dr. Walters' mission is to inspire, improve, and encourage growth in all interactions.

A powerful quote for him is: "Our greatest achievement is to be sure there is a teacher in every classroom who cares that every student learns and grows and feels like a real human being." - Donald O. Clifton, The Gallup Organization.

Phone number: 531-299-3923

Twitter: @OPS_MacPrncpl

Phone: 531-299-5956

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska at Omaha • Bachelors in Elementary Education • Educational Administration Degree Dana College • Majored in Mass Communications

Mrs. Kimberly Langford

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / DATA PROCESSOR

Mrs. Langford has been in education for over 25 years. She is going into her 3rd year at McMillan as the Assistant Principal-Data Processor. She received her Educational Administration Degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.  She also attended the University for her Bachelors in Elementary Education. Prior to receiving education degrees, Mrs. Langford attended Dana College on an athletic and academic scholarship. There she majored in Mass Communications and went on to work at WOW radio as a news reporter. Mrs. Langford spends enjoys participating in athletic activities that contribute to a healthy lifestyle. She is married and has three daughters, one grandson and one grandchild on the way. Mrs. Langford has great memories of being a McMillan student. She lives by the saying, "Do what you have to do, so that you can do what you want to do."

Phone: 531-299-5079

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Mr. Alexander Curran

ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL / ATHLETIC DIRECTOR (Grade 8)

Mr. Alex Curran is in his second year at McMillan, serving as Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director. Mr. Curran has been in the district since 2009, predominantly serving the North Omaha community. Recently Mr. Curran was a Dean of Students for 3 years in the Alternative Programs supporting Secondary Success Program, Blackburn, and Parrish. Prior to serving as a Dean, Mr. C was a School Support Liaison serving many elementary schools in the district. Mr. Curran started in OPS, teaching at Lothrop Magnet and Coaching for 10 years at King Science and Technology Magnet.  

Mr. Curran is very excited to be serving McMillan and providing ALL students with opportunities to help mold them into successful members of the community. For any assistance with activities or things going on at McMillan, please feel free to email or call at any time.
Go Monarchs!  

Phone: 531-299-8902

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Degrees and Certifications:

Tennessee State University • Graduate Degree in Education Austin Peay State University • Graduate Degree in Education Union University in Tennessee • Doctoral Studies

Dr. Matthew Coffey

DEAN OF STUDENTS (Grade 7)

Dr. Matthew Coffey is in his fourth year at McMillan and his third year as the seventh grade Dean of Students. Dr. Coffey has been in education for sixteen years and has acted in an administrative capacity for eight years. Dr. Coffey grew up in New York and received Graduate degrees in Education from Tennessee State University and Austin Peay State University. He finished his Doctoral studies at Union University in Tennessee. Dr. Coffey loves working at McMillan and building strong positive relationships with the students. Dr. Coffey is a proud father of six children. In his free time, he likes to play tennis, and listen to Opera and the Beach Boys. Dr. Coffey loves the students and staff at McMillan and looks forward to working with all of the students to help them be successful.

Phone: 531-299-8916

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Mrs. Jordan Pfeiffer

DEAN OF STUDENTS (Grade 6)

My name is Jordan Pfeiffer, and I am a proud product of the Omaha Public Schools system, having graduated from Burke High School. I began my secondary education journey at the University of Nebraska Kearney, where I played college soccer, and later earned my undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska Omaha. I continued my academic pursuits, obtaining a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Nebraska Kearney, where I am also set to complete my second master's degree in administration this fall. After college, I joined Boys Town, where I held various roles in the Day School program, Intervention and Assessment, before transitioning to the on-campus Physical Education and Health teacher. Additionally, I coached multiple sports, including girls' cross country, basketball, and soccer. Most recently, I taught Physical Education and coached at Omaha North High School. I believe in fostering positive relationships while holding students accountable, and I am thrilled to join McMillan, remaining within the North Omaha community, and am dedicated to supporting students mentally, emotionally, physically, and academically. 

Phone: 531-299-9189

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Degrees and Certifications:

Grace University -Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education K-6 -English as a Second Language Endorsement University of Nebraska at Lincoln -Masters of Arts in Mathematics

Ms. Chelsie Weinandt

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATOR

Chelsie Weinandt has been a McMillan Monarch since 2016 and an Omaha Public Schools educator since 2012. She has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Grace University as well as a Masters for Teachers in Mathematics from University of Nebraska at Lincoln. She also received her endorsement in English as a Second Language from Grace University. Ms. Weinandt spent her first 10 years in education working as a classroom teacher for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. She has taught all subjects and content areas with a focus on English Language Arts for the last 6 years. Ms. Weinandt became the Magnet Coordinator and Instructional Facilitator in 2023. Her love, dedication, and passion for students while seeing them learn has motivated her for many years serving the McMillan community.  

A favorite quote of Ms. Weinandt’s is “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” from Confucius. 

Phone: 531-299-8912

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Degrees and Certifications:

Missouri State University • Bachelor of Arts in English University of Nebraska at Omaha • Master of Science in Education Creighton University • Master of Arts in English

Mrs. Antoinette Davis

INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITATOR

Antoinette Davis has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Missouri State University, a Master of Science in Education from University of Nebraska at Omaha, and a Master of Arts in English from Creighton University. She has worked in Omaha Public Schools since 2009 as a Paraeducator and a 6th grade teacher at Hartman Elementary. She has worked at McMillan Middle for 7 years as an ELA teacher, Reading Interventionist and now Instructional Facilitator. As an Instructional Facilitator, she is dedicated to ensuring students receive a well-rounded education that will prepare them for success throughout their lives. 

Mrs. Davis is in year 8 at McMillan Middle School.  She is the Instructional Facilitator and she helps to develop a learning plan to ensure that a curriculum meets the standards for middle school education, including the implementation of techniques and technologies for each teacher to reach the students in their class.

A favorite quote of Mrs. Davis' is "Read, read, read, never stop reading. And when you can't read anymore... write." from James A. Baldwin.

Phone: 531-299-9684

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska in Omaha • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education • Masters in K-12 School Counseling Wayne State University • Administration Endorsement

Ms. Stacey Rawlings

COUNSELOR (Grade 6)

Stacey Rawlings believes in making a difference. She has a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters in K-12 school counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  Miss Rawlings has also received an endorsement in Administration from Wayne State.  Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska Miss Rawlings is a graduate of the Omaha Public Schools and proud to be serving the community for her 25th year. Miss Rawlings started her career as a teacher for 3 years.  She has had the privilege of working with elementary and middle level students as a school counselor and is very excited for her 7th year at McMillan Magnet! Miss Rawlings believes that all people are born with strengths and gifts and is honored to help students discover the amazing things about themselves and their families throughout their educational journey, whether mountains or valleys.  She strives to encourage others to tap into their strengths and their dreams!  Not wanting to leave herself out, she wrote a children’s book illustrated by her son published in 2018 to prove it is never too late to make dreams come true.  

Miss Rawlings favorite quote is by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. from his speech A Proper Sense of Priorities. “The time is always right to do what is right.” 

Phone: 531-299-8937

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Degrees and Certifications:

College of St. Mary • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education • Bachelor of Science in Special Education K-12 University of Nebraska at Omaha • Masters in School Counseling K-12

Mrs. Jodie Rodriguez

COUNSELOR (Grade 7)

Mrs. Rodriguez is beginning her 22nd year with OPS, her 16th year as a counselor and her 8th year at McMillan.  Prior to becoming a counselor, Mrs. Rodriguez was a special education teacher.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Special Education from College of St. Mary and a Masters in School Counseling K-12 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
 
Mrs. Rodriguez has spent the majority of her career in North Omaha and loves the McMillan community.  Mrs. Rodriguez also loves being a counselor and getting the opportunity to help her students discover who they are, activate students' dreams, care for students in need, and open doors for each student to achieve future success. Outside of school, Mrs. Rodriguez likes to spend time with her husband of and her 2 children. A favorite quote she lives by is "My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." Maya Angleou

Phone: 531-299-6769

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska in Omaha • Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education Concordia University • Masters Degree in Educational Administration • Degree in Counseling

Mrs. Demetria Ballard

COUNSELOR (Grade 8)

Mrs. Demetria Ballard has served as the 8th grade counselor at McMillan since 2021. McMillan is like home to her since she attended the MAC as an 8th grade student! Mrs. Ballard is also a proud Omaha North alumna graduating from the class of ’95.

Mrs. Ballard received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UNO in 2000. Several months later, she was hired by the Omaha Public Schools. Over the course of her teaching career, she has taught in grades 3, 5, and 6. In 2012, Mrs. Ballard received a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University.

In 2018, Mrs. Ballard decided to pursue a degree in school counseling after founding a youth girls program called The Chrysalides Project. The program provided after-school programming that teaches life skills such as effective communication, fitness and nutrition, and confidence/self-esteem. After several years of mentoring youth girls ages 8-19, and supporting families as they helped their teens transition into adulthood, she discovered that school counseling is the field that she wanted to serve in. What intrigues Mrs. Ballard about the school counselor position is the idea of helping students and their families in the school setting work through conflict in an effort to help them be successful at home, school, and in the community.

Mrs. Ballard and her husband have been married for 24 years and have four children, and believes that “family is everything”.

Phone: (531) 299-9678

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Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska at Omaha -BS of Science in Social Work -Master of Social Work

Ms. Samantha Naser

SOCIAL WORKER

Ms. Naser is in her first year as a Social Worker at McMillan. Prior to joining OPS, she worked in various roles providing crisis counseling for kids, teens, and parents. She is passionate about meeting each student where they're at to help them identify and achieve their personal and academic goals. Creating a learning environment that makes students feel safe, respected, and cared for is at the top of her to-do list every day. Ms. Naser received both her Bachelor of Science in Social Work and Master of Social Work from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. 
 
In her free time, Ms. Naser enjoys traveling to new national parks to fulfill her goal of visiting every national park in the U.S. On the weekends, you can usually find her in a coffee shop, relaxing on the couch with a good book, or watching the newest Netflix documentary with her cat, Josie.
 
One of Ms. Naser's favorite quotes is, "Go into the world and do well, but more importantly, go into the world and do good." - Minor Myers Jr.