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Meet Joni Runge

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Joni Runge

Title:  Professional Development

Email:  jrunge@esu5.org

Phone:  (402) 223-5277


I have been working for ESU 5 since August 1999.  As part of the Professional Development team, I work to support shcool districts with Continuous Improvement, curriculum, assessment and instruction.  Fortunately that involves working with administrators, teachers and paras.  My very favorite topic is effective instruction and is truly the core of my work.  However, that branches off into so many areas.  To name a few:  curriculum alginment to standards, formative and summative assessment, school improvement process, coaching of instruction, providing feedback, implementing new local and state initiatives, etc.  This job is absolutely about learning and therefore growing and evolving every day!  I graduated from University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education.  I received my Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction and an Endorsement in Assessment from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln.  

I am married to my husband Bill for 15 years; he is the co-owner of Starr-Buckow Insurance in Fairbury, NE.  We have 3 sons, Taylor, Brendon and Jamison.  I enjoy gardening, walking, biking, cooking, attending my kids' sports and music activities, and anything 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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