Start Early. Start well.

Amy Schmidtke, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Learning 

Amy Schmidtke

Amy Schmidtke is director of professional learning. In her role, she works with those who are conceptualizing and leading systemic approaches to reducing achievement and opportunity gaps in early learning and education settings, birth through Grade 3; blending knowledge and experience from the research, program, and early childhood workforce units of the Institute; and disseminating this information to a wide range of audiences. Schmidtke began working at the Institute in 2016, first as a bilingual educational facilitator for the Superintendents’ Early Childhood Plan, then as a program specialist with the program development and professional learning teams, and most recently as associate director of professional learning. Schmidtke, who brings more than two decades of experience as an early childhood teacher and coach, spent 18 years with Omaha Public Schools and is an adjunct instructor in early childhood education in the Teacher Education Department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She has an Ed.D. in educational administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Schmidtke also earned a master’s degree in education at UNO with endorsements in early childhood education and English as a second language, and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Nebraska ΜΆ Lincoln.

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