Every Student, Every Day, A Success! What does this mean?

New Engleman Elementary principal hired

Grand Island Public Schools is pleased to announce Jennifer Lohrberg has been hired as principal at Engleman Elementary, replacing Jane Gloor, who is retiring.

“We are excited to bring in Ms. Lohrberg and her experience innovating and educating students,” said Dr. Tawana Grover, GIPS superintendent. “I’d like to thank the parents and staff for their input and involvement in the process.”

Jennifer LohrbergLohrberg is currently the principal at Delta Middle School in Delta, Colorado. She has also served as assistant middle school principal, achievement center coordinator, special educator and elementary teacher in Norfolk Public Schools, Zion Lutheran School in Pierce, Lincoln Public Schools and Lubbock, Texas.

“What excites me about Grand Island Public Schools is also what excites me about Engleman: true enthusiasm from educators and parents who want to make a difference for ALL students,” Lohrberg said. “It is infectious. 'Every Student, Every Day, A Success' is more than just a saying; it's a commitment of the community, district, parents and staff to do whatever it takes to grow and support students academically, socially and emotionally.”

Lohrberg will fill the position vacated by Gloor, who is retiring after 19 years of leading GIPS elementary schools and five years in Central City. She has been at Engleman the last two years.

“We are incredibly grateful for the impact Mrs. Gloor has made on students during her time at GIPS,” Grover said. “We wish her well in her much-deserved retirement.”

The job at Engleman is exciting for Lohrberg for a number of reasons, not the least of which she said is the high expectations for student achievement.

“Everyone I met at Engleman is committed to this challenging and rewarding work. I am honored and proud to be a part of it and can't wait to get started,” Lohrberg said.

With past experience in Nebraska, the return from Colorado is something she is ready for.

“My last two years in Western Colorado helping my family has been wonderful. My position in Delta has been very rewarding,” she said. “The truth is, I missed the people of Nebraska. When researching districts with openings, Grand Island was a standout for me. There is incredible community and parent support for education, dedicated staffs in buildings across the district, innovative approaches to student supports. The strong leadership of the GIPS district office, led by Dr. Grover, peaked my interest. After coming to interview in Grand Island, I was hooked. I knew this is where I wanted to be.”