Phone: 531-299-3923


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


Dr. Walters is in his first year as Principal at McMillan. Prior to serving in this role, Dr. Walters was an Assistant Principal at Omaha North, Omaha Burke, and AHSTW Community Schools. 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 Magnet 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 from 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


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Kimberly Langford


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


Mr. Alex Curran is in his first year at McMillan, serving as Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director. Mr. Curran has been in the district for 14 years, 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 elementaries 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: 531-299-8916


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Mrs. Sarah Castanos


Mrs. Castaños is beginning her 19th year at McMillan, her 4th year as the 6th grade Dean of Students.  Prior to becoming the Dean of Students, Mrs. Castaños was a Reading teacher at McMillan and then spent 9 years as the Magnet Facilitator.

She loves McMillan and the North Omaha community and families. Mrs. Castaños is a proud Omaha Public School graduate from THE Omaha North High class of 1999.  She has her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, a K-12 ESL Endorsement from Concordia University and her Master of Science in Literacy from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Mrs. Castaños has two children, Raeya (age 13) and Omi (age 10) who are also in the Omaha Public Schools, and has been married to her husband, Mark, for 15 years.  She loves spending time with her family, cooking, baking, reading, and home renovations/decorating.

Mrs. Castaños’ mission at McMillan is to see the best in people, do the best she possibly can in serving the families of McMillan and to help all students become the best version of themselves by helping them find their voice.

A quote she lives by is: “Work hard, stay focused and surround yourself with good people.” -Tom Osborne

Phone: 531-299-8902


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


Dr. Matthew Coffey is in his third year at McMillan and his second 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: 531-299-9121


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska at Omaha • Bachelors of Science in Secondary Education • Masters of Science in Secondary Education • ELA/Health/Middle Level Endorsement Doane University •Masters in Educational Leadership •Administrative Endorsement @EL_ASCD Class of 2018

Mrs. Rebecca Chambers-Kable


This is my 4th year as the Magnet Coordinator/Instructional Facilitator at McMillan Magnet Center, and 8th year in the Omaha Public Schools. Previously I was an Instructional Technology Coach for OPS by supporting the district’s Turnaround buildings in their instructional technology initiatives, and an Instructional Coach at Wakonda Elementary. During my time at the NorthStar Foundation I was the Academic Manager where I oversaw all curriculum development, hired and coached academic advisors, as well as created digital learning opportunities to target a diverse group of students. I began my career in education 14 years ago as a 7th grade ELA teacher and have loved middle school ever since! 
I am committed to creating an educational environment where teachers share research, new perspectives, and culturally responsive teaching strategies to ensure student success. My personal philosophy of leadership is grounded in the importance of modeling integrity, serving others, and responding to the ever-changing needs of a community.

Phone: 531-299-8912


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


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 McMillanMiddle School 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 7 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


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


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 24th 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 6th 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


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


Mrs. Rodriguez is beginning her 21st year with OPS, her 15th year as a counselor and her 7th 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 17 years 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


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


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 afterschool 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 23 years and have four children, and believes that “family is everything”.

Phone: 531-299-9320


Degrees and Certifications:

University of Nebraska at Omaha • Bachelor of Arts in Social Work Springfield College • Masters Degree in Social Work

Mr. Joel Wallace


Mr. Wallace has a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a master’s degree in social work from Springfield College. Mr. Wallace has experience with working in Child Welfare, Foster Care, Adoption, Medical Social Work and Private Practice Therapy. Mr. Wallace has been a school social worker since 2017 and has always served at McMillan Middle School. Mr. Wallace spends his time outside of school spending time with his wife, children, and their two dogs. As a family, they enjoy going to the park, the zoo, the pool or spending lots of time at the baseball field.

He is starting his 7th year at McMillan. His roles here are Social Worker: Focused primarily on Student Mental Health, Family needs and resources; Teammates Building Coordinator: Supports Teammates matches in the building; and Operation School Bell: Coordinates the yearly Operation School Bell program in the school.

His favorite quote is "If there is no struggle, there is no progress." Frederick Douglas