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Amanda Aten


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Lincoln Elementary | Second Grade

My name is Amanda Zakrzewski Aten. I grew up in O’Neill, NE and graduated from North Platte Public High School. I received my Associate’s degree from Mid-Plains Community College and my Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with endorsements in Interdisciplinary Studies and Early Childhood Education. I earned my Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University.

I am married to Shawn Aten. He is the owner operator of his own company, Aten Construction. We have two great kids, both still students in NPPSD.

After teaching preschool in North Omaha for several years, I took a position in Tryon, NE teaching Kindergarten and 1st grade and then the preschool position at Jefferson Elementary.

My mission at Jefferson Elementary is to provide our youngest of learners with the opportunity to learn, grow and develop skills to become successful students and lifelong learners. Along with academic preparation, our preschool program focuses on social and emotional growth, reaching and teaching the whole child!