Principal

Phone: 531-299-5670

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Degrees and Certifications:

AA-Social Science-Coffeyville Community College BS-Social Science Teaching-Emporia State University MS-Education Administration-University of Nebraska Omaha MS-Secondary Counseling-Creighton University

Ms. Dionne Kirksey

Ms. Kirksey has been with the Omaha Public Schools since August of 1990. While in OPS, she has been at King Science & Technoloy Magnet Middle School, South High School, the TAC building in the office of Student Community Services, and finally, began at Central High in August of 2000. Ms. Kirksey started out at Central High as an Assistant Principal/Activities Director and transitioned to Head Principal in August 2021. Prior to becoming an Eagle, Ms. Kirksey served as a Social Sciences teacher, a Student Community Specialst, and a Student Personnel Assistant Intern. Her wealth of student, family, and community experience is what makes Ms. Kirksey a strong Eagle leader at Central High School. In her time outside of school, she enjoys live musical events and spending time with friends and family. In her role as principal, Ms. Kirksey is responsible for advocating for students, guiding staff, and  collaborating with parents and the community, all for the best education of young people who are navigating through high school. Every day is a restart. Each day is a day to try again and to get better. Being the princiapl of Omaha Central High school is a honor and privilege. 

 

Assistant Principal

Phone: 531-299-5665

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA- English Teaching - University of Northern Iowa MA -Curriculum and Instruction - Walden University MA - Teacher Leadership - Midland University Administrative Certificate - University of Nebraska Omaha

Mrs. Danielle Brandt

Mrs. Brandt has been with the Omaha Public Schools since January of 2010. In her time at OPS, she has served as an English teacher, girls basketball coach, Dean of Students, and her current role of Assistant Principal/Data Processor. All roles have been at Central High School. In her time outside of school, Mrs. Brandt enjoys spending time with family and friends. Personally, she believes that those who are in positions of influence have a responsibility to advocate for those who have none, and she feels fortunate to spend her days leading and engaging incredible, worthy students and a caring, responsive staff at Central High School.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 531-299-6613

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA -Physical Education & Coaching- Midland Lutheran College MS-Educational Leadership-University of Nebraska Omaha Educational Specialist Degree - University of Nebraska Kearney (in progress)

Mr. Rob Locken

Mr. Locken has been with the Omaha Public Schools since August of 2001, but his career started in 1998 in Wiley, Colorado. While in OPS, Mr. Locken has served as a Physical Education teacher, an assistant track coach, assistant football coach, a Dean of Students, and an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. In his seven years at Central, he has been a PE teacher, assistant track coach, assistant football coach, and his current position of Assistant Principal/Athletic Director. He has also served at Bryan Middle School and Bryan High School, in OPS. Additionally, Mr. Locken is the person to go to, at Central, if you have questions regarding parking, busing, or getting involved in athletics. In his time outside of school, Mr. Locken enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending his two children's clubs and athletics, and spending time outdoors. He is a proud Central Eagle staff member and truly enjoys the opportunity to work with Central High students and families.

Assistant Principal

Phone: 531-299-5621

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BS- Special Education-University of Nebraska Lincoln MS-Educational Technology-Lesley University MS- Educational Administration- Concordia University

Ms. Jodi Dierks

Ms. Dierks has been with the Omaha Public Schools since August of 1999. In her time with OPS, she has served as a Special Education teacher, Buisness Marketing Information Technology (BMIT) teacher, BMIT department chair, assistant athletic director, head volleyball coach, assistant track coach, assistant golf coach, and her current position of Assistant Principal/Activities Director. All roles have been at Central High School. In her time outside of school, she enjoys traveling, working out, and spending time with her family, friends, and many dogs. As Ms. Dierks has had the opportunity to grow professionally at Central High, she truly loves and feels fortunate to be an Eagle and to be able to build positive relationships with students and staff. She loves to tell students that she has been at Central since before they were born! Seeing students grow into young adults during the four years of high school is great but watching them go on to success in life beyond high school is the best part of the job.

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