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Meet Dr. Brenda McNiff

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Dr. Brenda McNiff

Title:  Interim ESU 5 Administrator

Email:  bmcniff@esu5.org

Phone:  (402) 223-5277


I have been working for ESU 5 since January 2003.  In my current position as Special Education Director, I support administrators, teachers and service providers in the nine districts to which ESU 5 provides direct special education program supervision.  Supervision includes budget development and support, assistance and professional development in understanding and compliance with federal and state special education requirements and laws, special education curriculum and development and compliance with federal grants/projects.  Additional support is provided through supervision to help districts maintain and process Individual Education Plans (IEP) and Individual Family Support Plans (IFSP) and Medicaid forms for area schools.  I graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education-Social Studies, continued my education at Northwest Missouri State University and received a Masters of Science degree in Education-Guidance and Counseling with an additional Administration certification, 7-12 principal, obtained an additional Masters of Science degree in Special Education/Behavior Disorders through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with an additional transition specialist certification and finally capped off my education career with a Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Studies specializing in School Law, Policy, Practice and Analysis from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 

I live at home with my husband, Matt, and two elementary age children Jack and Ben, 5 cats, 15 fish and a turtle!  In my spare time, which is more now that I am done with school, I enjoy being outside, working in my flower beds, finding and collecting antique books and spending time with my family!

Educational Service Unit 5 900 West Court Street Beatrice, NE  68310

t: 402.223.5277 f: 402.223.5279

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