Specialists Staff Spotlight

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, we are spotlighting all of our wonderful school staff on our blog! Next up, our Specialists staff spotlight. Specialists include Mrs. Gena Fritz (music specialist), Mr. Austin Hauptman (P.E. specialist), and Mrs. Amber Pierce (science specialist, extended care director, and Parent Advisory Board treasurer).

Please read below to learn more about our Specialists: How many years they’ve been at Legacy, something unique about themselves, and some of their favorites!

Specialists Staff Spotlight


Mrs. Gena Fritz: Music Specialist

Mrs. Gena FritzNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: 19 years teaching/ third year at Legacy.

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: the staff, students, and families.

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: watching students learn and grow.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I’m a classical pianist.

Some of Mrs. Fritz’s Favorites

Fruit: all berries

Take-out restaurant: Amigos

Flower: hydrangeas


Mr. Austin Hauptman: P.E. Specialist

Mr. Austin HauptmanNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: first year at Legacy

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: the emphasis on outdoor learning. Legacy has a large amount of space outdoors, which provides unique opportunities for teaching P.E. outside.

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: the sense of family and community. Everyone at Legacy School works together and makes you feel right at home.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I have three dogs, three cats, and six chickens.

Some of Mr. Hauptman’s Favorites

Soft drink: Mountain Dew

Bookstore: Barnes and Nobles

Cake: red velvet


Mrs. Amber Pierce: Science Specialist, Extended Care Director and Parent Advisory Board Treasurer

Mrs. Amber PierceNumber of years teaching/working at Legacy School: fourth year at Legacy.

My favorite thing about Legacy School is: I love how excited kids are to learn when they come to Science! The outdoor spaces are a big part of that too!

The most rewarding part of teaching/working at Legacy is: When it clicks! That “aw ha” moment when everything comes together, and you can see it on their faces.

Something fun/unique you might not know about me is: I am currently getting my Master’s in Counseling, and I play rugby. Go Omaha Goats!

Some of Mrs. Pierce’s Favorites

Sports team: Omaha Goats Rugby

Salty snack: sour cream and cheddar chips

Color: teal


Check out our previous 2021-2022 Legacy School staff spotlights:

PreKindergarten and Preschool Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/prekindergarten-and-preschool-staff-spotlight/

Junior Kindergarten Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/junior-kindergarten-staff-spotlight/

Kindergarten Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/kindergarten-staff-spotlight/

First Grade Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/first-grade-staff-spotlight/

Second and Third Grade Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/second-and-third-grade-staff-spotlight/

Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade Staff Spotlight: https://www.legacyschoolne.com/fourth-fifth-and-sixth-grade-staff-spotlight/


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Outdoor Education

Legacy School sits on an 11 acre campus, allowing for expressive, outdoor educational experiences for all students. Our outdoor learning and playing space allows for real world experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. We utilize our unique location, with 11 acres of land for outdoor education and outdoor play, thus giving students a chance to spend more time in an outdoor education setting. New to Legacy School is a barnyard that holds both chickens and goats and a farm to table garden.

Legacy Scholarship

We are proud to unveil our new Legacy School Scholarship Program. Students who attend Legacy from 1st-5th grade are eligible for a $500 scholarship towards higher learning. This scholarship can be used for college or trade school upon graduation from high school. With that said, we are very excited to give back to our students as we know each child has the potential to succeed at whatever goal they set for themselves. We can’t wait to help your student celebrate their high school accomplishments and for them to continue onto their higher education journey.

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