Katy Dornbos

Katy Dornbos

Katy Dornbos

HS Science
Room Number
E-4, Lab E-5

Additional Information

I am a chemistry teacher because of my high school chemistry teacher, Mrs. Epp.  She provided me a challenging experience, but one that was rewarding.  She allowed me to be creative, and inspired me simply through her love of the subject.  

I graduated from Lincoln East High School and went on to to study Dietetics & Nutrition Science at the University of Nebraska Lincoln.  I earned my Masters in Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education from UNL in 2009, and have taken further Masters level classes in Educational Technology, Science Pedagogy, and Assessment. 

I initially planned to go into the healthcare field, but through conversations with some wonderful people and by shadowing teachers, it became clear that teaching was my calling...and I love it!  My grandfathers, aunts and uncles, mother, and now even siblings are teachers; I think it's fair to say it runs in the family.  

Though I grew up in Lincoln, I was born in Milwaukee, WI (Go Packers!).  I have three younger siblings who went to UNL.  I taught three years in Omaha at Millard West, moved to Lincoln to teach at Norris in 2012, and have been enjoying my time at Norris immensely.    

Outside of teaching, I enjoy biking, running, hiking, baking, traveling, singing and playing piano.  I am a fan of the Huskers, Green Bay Packers, and of course, the Norris Titans!