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Meet Dr. Matt McNiff

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Dr. Matt McNiff

Title:  Interim SPED Director | Behavior Consultant

Email:  mmcniff@esu5.org

Phone:  (402) 223-5277


I have been working for ESU 5 since July of 2006.  My current position is as special education director and behavior consultant for nine of the ESU5 districts.  In this role, I help to develop programming for special needs children, maintain compliance with state and federal regulations and supervise the service providers working for the ESU.  As behavior consultant, I specialize with helping teachers develop programs that will reduce problematic behaviors and increase academic time.  With over twenty years of experience in the special education field, I have worked with thousands of students from grades ranging from early childhood to high school and transitional programs.  My degrees include a B.S. degree in secondary education – history, a M.A. degree in special education specializing in behavior disorders from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. 

I share my free time with my beautiful wife, Brenda, and two wonderful children, Jackson and Ben.  I enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family.  When I have any free time, which is not often, I enjoy participating in local community theater and cooking (but not at the same time).  Otherwise, you can find me on our acreage tinkering with a variety of beautification and "honey-do" projects.

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

t: 402.223.5277 f: 402.223.5279

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