Board of Education vacancy application

Notice is hereby given that a vacancy exists on the Board of Education of Norris School District #160 as a result of the death of Patty Bentzinger. In accordance with state law, the Board will begin the process of appointing an individual to complete the remainder of Mrs. Bentzinger’s term on the board. The length of the unexpired term is for the same length of time as Ms. Bentzinger would have served on the Board of Education. Interested Applicants must live in Ward 2 to be appointed for the open seat.

Applications can be obtained by emailing or at the Norris School District Administration Office and will be accepted by email ( until noon on February 6. If you have any questions please contact Dr. Brian Maschmann, Superintendent at 402-791-0007

Now Hiring Kitchen Staff

Taher, Inc at Norris School District is now hiring for the kitchen.  30 hours a week.  Please reach out to to inquire further.

Katy Dornbos



Katy Dornbos

Science - Chemistry & Advanced Chemistry
Room Number: 
Classroom E-4, Chemistry Lab E-5
Katy.Dornbos [at]
Ext. 2229 Lab Phone 2292

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!