North Platte High School | Counselor
My name is Matt Kaminski. I am originally from Elyria, Ohio. I moved to Nebraska in 1990 and graduated from McCook High School in 1994. After high school I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney and received my Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education. I was also a member of the UNK men’s basketball team from 1994-1998.
During my time at UNK, I met my wife Sarah, who currently teaches math at North Platte High School. My first year as an educator was in Aurora, Nebraska in 1999-2000. I was the 8th grade math teacher, 8th grade football coach, and JV basketball coach. My then fiancee was student teaching here in North Platte at the time. I decided to apply for a position in the North Platte District in 2000 and was fortunate to accept a 7th grade Math position at Madison Middle School. I taught at Madison for 5 years and was an assistant basketball coach at NPHS.
In 2005, I began teaching in Hershey, Ne and became the head boys basketball coach. I was the 8th grade math teacher and also taught elementary PE. During that time, I completed my Masters Degree from Chadron State College in School Counseling. I spent 3 years in Hershey and then returned to the North Platte District to teach math and coach basketball again. This time I was assigned to 6th grade math and freshmen girls basketball.
In 2010, I was given the opportunity to become an elementary school counselor at Lake Maloney and Osgood Elementary in North Platte. I also accepted the opportunity to be the head boys basketball coach at NPHS in 2011. I also became assistant boys golf coach at NPHS in 2015. In 2016, I transferred within the district to begin a new chapter as counselor at Adams Middle School.
Sarah and I have been part of the NPPSD for 16 years. We have 3 children (Ryan 13, Abby 10, Chloe 5) who attend North Platte Public Schools and we are all excited about the future of education in North Platte. I aspire each day to show energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement in serving my family and others.