LPS announces interim staffing changes in Human Resources
Lincoln Public Schools announces several interim staffing changes in the Human Resources department effective Nov. 3.
Vann Price will be the Interim Associate Superintendent for Human Resources while Eric Weber is on leave for the remainder of the 2022-2023 school year. Price previously served the district as the Supervisor of Secondary Personnel Services and the LPS Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
“I want to thank Dr. Price for her willingness to take on this role and help lead our Human Resources Department during a crucial time for recruiting and maintaining staff at Lincoln Public Schools,” said LPS Superintendent Paul Gausman. “Dr. Price has demonstrated time and again in her tenure that she is successful at identifying and developing talented individuals. She is also passionate about supporting all students and staff while advancing our mission of providing high-quality educational opportunities for our community.”
Price began her career with LPS as a fourth-grade teacher at Humann Elementary School in 1990. She then taught at Campbell Elementary School before moving to Lincoln North Star High School as associate principal when the school opened in 2002. In 2011, she was named North Star principal, a role she held until 2018, when she moved to the Human Resources Department at LPS District Office. Price earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; her Master of Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; her Educational Specialist Certificate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and her Doctorate in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Scott Middle School Principal Marco Pedroza will be taking Price’s role in the interim and has been named the Interim Supervisor of Secondary Personnel Services.
Pedroza has been the principal at Scott Middle School since 2018. Prior to taking on that position, he was the associate principal at Lincoln Southwest High School, and an instructional coach at Schoo Middle School. Pedroza has taught at Southwest High School and Dawes Middle School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; a teaching certification from Doane University; a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Master of Education in Education Leadership from Doane University; an Educational Specialist certificate from Wayne State College; and a Doctorate of Education from Doane University.
Current Scott Middle School instructional coordinator Mike Gillotti will be stepping into the interim Scott principal role. Gillotti returned to LPS last summer from Bettendorf Community School District, where he served as the Associate Superintendent of Teaching and Learning. Gillotti was the principal at Southwest High School from 2015-2021. Prior to being a high school principal, Gillotti was an associate principal and an instructional coordinator at North Star, and he began his teaching career there. Gillotti earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; a Master of Arts in Historical Studies from Nebraska Wesleyan University; a Master of Education in 7-12 School Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; an Education Specialist certificate from Wayne State College; and a Doctorate of Education from Doane University.
Both Pedroza and Gillotti will begin their new interim roles on Monday, Nov. 14.
“We are fortunate to have a number of highly qualified individuals who have demonstrated key leadership skills with the ability to step in during this time of transition,” added Gausman. “It speaks to the strength of our school district in attracting and building top talent. Congratulations to these leaders for their new interim roles.”
In addition to the interim changes, Robbie Seybert, LPS Director of Employee Relations, Benefits, and Personnel, was named the Human Resource Manager for Lincoln Electric System (LES). Seybert has been with LPS for over seven years serving as the chief negotiator with the school district’s nine employee groups. Seybert’s last day with Lincoln Public Schools will be Nov. 30.
Published: November 2, 2022, Updated: November 3, 2022