Phone: 531-299-1960


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Mr. Steve Soto


Welcome to Ponca Elementary School!

It is my privilege to welcome you to Ponca Elementary, home of the Racoons.  I am Steve Soto and it is an honor to be the principal of Ponca Elementary.  I have been a member of the Omaha Public School district since 2008.  I have served as a second, fourth, and fifth grade classroom teacher, Instructional Facilitator and Curriculum and Instruction District Administrator.  The Ponca team is a highly experienced and skilled staff with a shared vision of building a community of students who will make a difference in the world, today and tomorrow.  Each day the Ponca staff happily open our doors and serve students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  I look forward to meeting each and every child and family this school year!


Here at Ponca Elementary we truly believe together we are better!  We know when the school and families work together, children thrive.  We strive to teach the whole child, ensuring they are prepared to be their best self both in and out of the classroom.  It is through teamwork, dedication to continuous improvement, and open communication we can continue to make Ponca Elementary a place of belonging where children develop into lifelong learners.  The entire Ponca staff joins me in welcoming you to a new school year!  Please do not hesitate to contact me at or 531-299-1960, if I can support your family in any way! 


Mr. Steve Soto, Principal