Special Education Paraeducators Needed

Hiring for fall 2021- Special Education paraeducators. Please apply at norris160.org/employment

Joe Hornung-Scherr

Joe Hornung-Scherr

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joseph.hornung-scherr [at] nsdtitans.org
(402) 791-0000 ext 2251

Former School Districts:  Stromsburg (1994-1996);  Lincoln Northeast (1996-2001); I spent seven years as a stay-at-home dad before returning to teaching in 2008.

Favorite aspect of teaching: Teaching is an important and rewarding responsibility, as teachers have the opportunity- along with a child's family and community- to help lay the foundation for later success in academic, professional and personal endeavors. Here at Norris we are very fortunate to have great families and communities. These are the cornerstones of a great school.

Extra Duty Assignments: I am the mock trial coach and assist Dave Henning with the quiz bowl team. Although I have coached cross country, track and  basketball in the past, I am currently not coaching any sports at Norris. I coached the Holland town t-ball and baseball teams from 2006-2013, coached the Lincoln Junior Stars hockey for several years, and coached YMCA youth soccer for a few seasons. 
Family:  My wife Heidi is an attorney at Scudder Law Firm in Lincoln. Our kids all go to Norris. Our son Sawyer is a senior; our son Seneca is a junior; our daughter Sadie is a sophomore.

Hobbies/Interest Areas: Most of my extra time is spent working on our old farm house and acreage east of Hickman. I take spinning classes to stay in shape, play old man hockey, do crossword puzzles, read, travel, and spend time with my family.

Family in education: I am proud to be one of many educators in my family. My mom, Jan Scherr, is a retired school nurse (Hastings Public Schools/ESU 9) who currently substitutes for the Omaha Public Schools. My dad, Steve Scherr, is a former teacher and coach; he also served on the Nebraska State Board of Education as well as the Hastings Public Schools Board of Education. My grandfather, Art Scherr, taught and coached for many years at Boys Town High School. My mother-in-law, Jane Hornung, taught at Arnold, Nebraska Public School before becoming superintendent of Paxton Consolidated School District and later of Arthur Public Schools. She served for many years on the Board of Governors of Mid-Plains Community College.