Bryan High Urban Agriculture Career Academy Members and Advisory Board


NAMESorted By NAME In Ascending Order Affiliation EMAIL Phone
Mary Miller  Curriculum Specialist  MaryE.Miller@ops.org
(402) 557-3178
Gabrielle Rickley  Career Academy Counselor Gabrielle.Rickley@ops.org (402) 557-3124
Tyler Schindler  Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor Tyler.Schindler@ops.org (402) 557-3100
Taylor Cooper  Ag Instructor/FFA Advisor Taylor.Cooper@ops.org (402) 557-3100
Rhett Wurst  Biology/Plant Science Instructor Rhett.Wurst@ops.org (402) 557-3100
Krystal Kolb  Food Science/Internship Instructor  Krystal.Kolb@ops.org (402) 557-3141
James Vanatta  English Instructor James.Vanatta@ops.org (402) 557-3100
Kate Savas  Resource Teacher Katie.Savas@ops.org (402) 557-3100
Tony Jensia  Farm Credit Services    
Chris Kalkowski  First National Bank    
Stephan Bacerra   Hoegemeyer Hybrids    
Erin Redemske  Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City – Omaha Branch    
Jeremy Nielson  Omaha Public Schools    
James Musil  Omaha Public Schools     
Ken Spellman  Omaha Public Schools     

Urban Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Academy Team Bios

Name: Tyler Schindler
College Attended: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education, Biology Education, and Horticulture Education
Minors: Agribusiness and Horticulture
Years Teaching: 2
Ag Academy Classes: Freshman Introduction to Ag, Introduction to Agriculture, Natural Resources, Agribusiness, Internship/Capstone, and Power Structure and Technical Systems.
What do you enjoy most about the Ag Academy: Working with students who are excited to learn more about Agriculture!

Name: Taylor Cooper
College Attended: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education and Biology Education
Minors: Psychology
Years Teaching: 2
Ag Academy Classes: Freshman Introduction to Ag, Introduction to Agriculture, Plant Science, Animal Science, Agribusiness, and Internship/Capstone.
What do you enjoy most about the Ag Academy: Working with students who are excited to learn more about Agriculture!

 

Name: Krystal Kolb
College Attended: Kearney State College
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Vocational Homemaking with Diversified Occupations and Bachelor of Science in Business Adminitration
Minors: Home Economics
Years Teaching: 30
Ag Academy Classes: Food Science and Internship/Capstone
What do you enjoy most about the Ag Academy: TBA

Name: Rhett Wurst
College Attended: University of Nebraska-Kearney
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology Education and Health Education
Minors: N/A
Years Teaching: 8
Ag Academy Classes:Plant Science, Animal Science, Natural Resources, and Biology.
What do you enjoy most about the Ag Academy: Developing new and exciting hands-on classroom projects!

 

Name: James Vanatta
College Attended: University of Nebraska-Omaha
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-- English/Language Arts
Minors: English
Years Teaching: 3
Ag Academy Classes: Sophomore, Junior, and Senior English.
What do you enjoy most about the Ag Academy: I look forward to reuniting with previous students, meeting new ones, and assisting all of them in becoming prepared for life after high school.

 

Name: Mrs. Mary Miller
College Attended: Iowa Western Community College, University of Nebraska-Omaha
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Human Resources and Family Science, Master of Science in Education Administration and Supervision
Minors: N/A
Years Teaching: 10 years teaching, 6th year as Curriculum Specialist
Ag Academy Role: Curriculum Specialist/Academy Coordinator
What do you enjoy most about the Ag Academy: Coming soon....