Legacy School Staff

Administrators

Kelly Pedersen
Administrator
Mrs. Pedersen taught Elementary School for 16 years and holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education.  She has an Endorsement in English as a Second Language and has taught many grade levels before starting Legacy.
Mrs. Buffy Baca
Administrator
Mrs. Baca taught elementary school for 13 years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Reading Education. 
​Mrs. Jenni Gurney
Camp Director
Mrs. Gurney stayed home with her boys operating an in-home daycare for 12 years. She has been the Camp Director at Legacy School since 2015. 
Mrs. Amanda Huisman
Extended Care Director | Marketing/Events Manager | AM Junior Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. Huisman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (Marketing & Management). Before coming to Legacy in 2015, she had worked with children ages 3-5th grade at a YMCA camp. 
Ms. Helen Schiemann
Office Manager
Ms. Schiemann had operated a in-home daycare for 15 years and had been a para in the OPS school system before coming to Legacy in 2009 as the Office Manager. 
Mrs. Melissa Michael
Preschool/Pre-K Director
Mrs. Michael has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children for over 12 years and has been with Legacy since 2009.

Teachers

Mrs. Beth Fryman
1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Fryman received her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and Masters in Early Childhood. She taught for 12 years before coming to Legacy in 2018.
Mrs. Linda Whitehill
AM Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Whitehill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum.  She taught Kindergarten and First Grade for 36 years before coming to Legacy School in 2011.
Mrs. Nikki Facca
AM Junior Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Facca received her degree in Elementary Education.  She taught kindergarten for seven years in Omaha before taking a break to stay at home with her three lovely children. She started at Legacy in 2016.
Mrs. Kim Albright
AM Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Albright holds a Bachelors Degree in Child Development. She had been working with children for 20 years before she joined Legacy in 2016.
Mrs. Betsy Weber
AM Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Weber holds a Bachelors degree in Education. She has been teaching since 1988 and became a teacher with Legacy in 2012.
Mrs. Margarita Rueb
AM Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Rueb holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She has experience working with children from preschool to middle school age. She joined Legacy in 2013.
Mrs. Nancy Huber
AM Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Huber has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and Special Education. She taught in a Special Education classroom for 4 years, then substituted in Bennington. She joined Legacy's team in 2017.
Mrs. Kathy Mingo
AM/PM MWF Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Mingo graduated from Creighton with a finance degree but returned to school to complete a degree in education from UNO.  She has worked in all levels of education and started with Legacy in 2008.
Mrs. Tami Timmermann
Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Timmermann has a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Master of Science Degree in Education.  She taught in the Wayne School System for 17 years before starting with Legacy School in 2009.
Mrs. Jennifer Jensen
Multi-Age Teacher
Mrs. Jensen holds a Bachelors Degree in Education and Human Science as well as a Masters Degree in Teacher Learning. She taught in 3rd and 5th grade classrooms for 7 years before coming to Legacy in 2018.
Mrs. Timaree Yost
Music Teacher
Mrs. Yost graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Music Education. She taught in public schools at every grade level before she started with Legacy in 2015.
Mrs. Joan Miller
Science Teacher
Mrs. Miller earned her Bachelors Degree in Speech & Language Therapy. She has been working with children in many capacities for many years. Joan has been with Legacy since 2009, teaching Preschool, PreK and Italian Enrichment. She has been teaching Science
Mrs. Faith Doerr
Spanish Teacher
Faith holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and has over 4 years of teaching experience before coming to Legacy in 2018.
Jenny Wyant
T/TH Preschool Teacher | MWF Preschool Assistant
Mrs. Wyant earned her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and her Master's Degree in English Composition. She holds a current Nebraska Teaching Certification and has taught at all levels. Mrs. Wyant joined Legacy in 2013, took a year off, and

Teacher's Assistants

Mrs. Kate Chapman
1st Grade Assistant
Mrs. Chapman holds a Bachelors Degree in Education and a Masters Degree in Education. She had over 14 years of teaching experience before coming to Legacy in 2017.
Mrs. Taylor Flores
AM Junior Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. Flores has been working with kids for over 11 years. In 2009, she started at Legacy School. After taking a few years off to spend with her kids, she is back where she loves to be.
Mrs. Renee Ballentine
AM MWF Pre-Kindergarten Aide
Mrs. Ballentine has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has been working with children for the past 23 years and has been with Legacy since 2013.
Mrs. Celeste Decker
AM Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. Decker holds a degree in business and early education. She had taught prekindergarten for 20 years before coming to Legacy in 2016.
Mrs. Holly Luebbe
AM Pre-Kindergarten Assistant | PM MWF Pre-Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. Luebee worked as a bank Assistant Branch Manager for 5 years before choosing to stay home with her 3 children. After her youngest started school, she then taught preschool for 6 years before joining Legacy School in 2013. 
Mrs. Carolyn Darensbourg
AM Preschool Assistant
Carolyn has worked with children for many years as she raised four of her own children as well as four grandchildren. She joined Legacy in 2018.
Mrs. Amber Pierce
AM Preschool Assistant
Ms. Amber holds a Bachelors Degree in Health Science Chemistry and Human Service Counseling. She worked at a daycare before she joined Legacy in 2017.
Mrs. Margy O’Laughlin
Kindergarten Assistant
Mrs. O'Loughlin grew up in Omaha and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with an endorsement in Reading. She recently retired from OPS after 34 years in the classroom and joined Legacy in 2016.
Ms. Stacey Cole
Multi-Age Assistant
Ms. Cole holds a Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. She taught 2nd and 3rd Grade in South Africa and ESL in China, Guam, and Saipan before joining Legacy in 2018.