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August 06, 2021

Buffett Institute Appoints Susan Aguilera-Robles as Associate Director of Program Development

Veteran Educator Has Extensive Experience as Teacher and Principal in Omaha Metro Area

The Buffett Early Childhood Institute has named an associate director of program development to help lead early childhood initiatives.

Susan Aguilera-Robles comes to the Buffett Institute with more than three decades in education, much of that in Omaha Public Schools, where she taught at both the elementary and secondary levels and also served as an administrator. She was principal of Spring Lake Magnet School for 15 years before leaving in 2019 to work in the Mayor’s Office.

As associate director, Aguilera-Robles will work closely with Lisa Roy, director of program development, and supervise the program administrator and community specialists for the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan, which is a collaborative effort between the Institute, the 11 school districts in the Omaha area, and the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

“We are excited to have Susan on board,” Roy said. “She brings experience as an effective educator and administrator, along with her recent experience within a municipal system. Susan will be an incredible advocate for the birth to third grade partnerships we as an Institute have with the Learning Community and metro Omaha public schools.”  

Aguilera-Robles said, “I hope to empower teachers, parents, and the community to support young people so that they can be the best they can be and make our community a great place to live, work, and continue the legacy for future generations.”

“My passion is education, and I am very vested in the community,” she said. “I believe that parents are a child’s first teacher and that they want the best for their children. I was motivated, pushed, and supported by my parents. I want to be that for my own children and want that for all young people in our community.”

The Omaha native graduated from Gross High School and received bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and secondary education and a master’s degree in education, all from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She is certified in middle school and ESL (K-12) and in elementary education administration.

Aguilera-Robles will start work at the Institute on Aug. 9.

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