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October 2019 Staff Member of the Month

North Platte Public Schools Awards Staff Member of the Month for October


The North Platte Public Schools Foundation in conjunction with North Platte Public Schools is excited to announce that we are honoring Brian Jahnke as the NPPS Bulldog Staff member of the month for October.   Mr. Jahnke has worked for North Platte Public Schools helping special needs students for 24 years.  He is the Adapted Physical Education Teacher for the district. 

Mr. Jahnke does all he can to help his students and recently introduced a more inclusive model of teaching that lets the students interact with their peers.  In 2018, The Society of Health and Physical Educators of Nebraska awarded Jahnke the recipient of the Nebraska Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year.  Peggy Romshek, Special Education Director, nominated Jahnke for the award.

“When thinking of the words that describe Mr. Jahnke, I would say that he is positive, hard-working, upbeat, driven and a constant advocate for students with special needs.  He is also the students’ biggest cheerleader.”  Said Romshek.

The October business sponsor was Steven Rhoades, Farmers Insurance.  Monthly Sponsors give honorees a gift basket.  The Foundation provides balloons and a gift card to the Bulldog Store at NPHS, and Prairie Friends and Flowers delivers a bouquet. 


The North Platte Public Schools Foundation facilitates the program and takes nominations from principals and administration.  Staff members are awarded monthly throughout the school year and will be recognized at Education After Hours in the spring.   Business sponsors are being sought for the 2019-2020 school year.  For more information, contact the North Platte Public Schools Foundation at 696-3325.


Jodi Howard