Meet Our Leadership Team

      Principal Nero

      Phone: 531-299-2704

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      Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas at Denton Doctor of Philosophy in School Psychology from Texas A&M University at College Station

      Dr. Collette Nero

       

      Dr. Nero was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent her summers in Shreveport Louisiana. She is a self-described "Southern Girl" who values Faith, Honesty, Integrity, Kindness and Love. Dr. Nero earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in School Psychology from Texas A&M University in College Station.

      She has served in the Omaha Public Schools since 2000. Her career began as a School Psychologist-Intern before becoming the Coordinator of Psychological Services in 2003. She served in that role for about 10 years. She then decided to pursue additional education and earned a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership from Doane College in 2015.

      Dr. Nero transitioned to building administration first serving as the Assistant Principal at Fullerton Magnet Elementary School from 2014-2018. She served as the Principal of Field Club Elementary, the Destination Location for Teaching and Learning, for 2 years. In fall 2020 she began her tenure as the Principal of Omaha North High Magnet, the Place to be Where all Succeed (#Place2Be).

      Regardless of her position, her mission is to strengthen, support and inspire those she serves!

      Her favorite quote is “In every encounter we either give life or we drain it; there is no neutral exchange.” – Brennan Manning

       

       

      Assistant Principal Smith

      Phone: 531-299-7222

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      Mrs. Lynne Smith

      Administrator for students with last names starting with J

      Mrs. Smith attended the University of Nebraska - Lincoln for my undergraduate degree and was a student athlete. Her sport was swimming, and she was an NCAA All American and attend UNO for her graduate degree. She has worked in OPS for 28 years. Mrs. Smith began her career as a physical education teacher. She taught PE at the following schools: Marrs Middle School, Field Club Elementary, Picotte Elementary, Lothrop Elementary, and Bryan Middle School. Additionally, she was a Special Education Teacher and a Dean of Students at Central High School.  Mrs. Smith also coached the following sports: swimming (high school and middle school), track and gymnastics at the middle school. Mrs. Smith has been at Omaha North for 13 years, serving as the Data Processor. Her roles assisting teachers with the grading process, serving on the master scheduling team, observing teachers, and assisting with student behavior.

      Assistant Principal Johnson

      Phone: 531-299-4008

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      Mr. Eric Johnson

      Administrator for students with last names starting with P

      Mr. Johnson went to college at Minnesota State University-Mankato. While there, he obtained a B.S. degree in Physical Education. He then went one to obtain two master’s degrees: Instructional Technology (Peru State) and Educational Administration (University of Nebraska-Omaha). His first teaching assignment in Omaha was King Elementary where he served as the elementary physical education teacher. Mr. Johnson is not new to Omaha North. From 2001-2008, he was a classroom teacher and additionally served as the assistant coach for the freshman football team and head coach for the varsity track team. Mr. Johnson then transitioned to the role of student support and dean of students from 2007-2012. Additionally, he served as the assistant principal, both as the athletic director and data processor, at Nathan Hale Middle School.

      His favorite quote is "Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard."- Coach Tim Notke

      Assistant Principal Walters

      Phone: 531-299-3923

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      Dr. Andrew Walters

      Administrator for students with last names starting with S

      Dr. Andrew Walters is in his 2nd year at North, and has been an Assistant Principal for 7 years.  He taught high school and middle school band for 14 years prior to becoming an administrator.  He enjoys life as the Assistant Principal/Activities and Student Services Director and looks forward to working with North 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 a 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 5 adopted grandchildren.  Dr. Walters embraces the #Vup mentality and works to make Omaha North High Magnet School the #place2be for all students and families!  No matter where he serves, Dr. Walters’ mission is to inspire, improve, and encourage growth in all interactions. 

      His favorite quote is "Our greatest contribution 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  

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