Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

GIPS Safe Return to School


2021-2022 GIPS Safe Return to School plan

VIEW THE GIPS 2021-2022 SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN:

English
En Español 

JAN. 3 UPDATE:
Masks recommended, not mandatory
Se recomienda el uso de mascarilla y no es obligatorio

Return to school guidelines if ill
Normas para el regreso a la escuela

Grand Island Public Schools Pandemic Team Members and Additional Resources

The Pandemic Team is a group of dedicated individuals who meet three to four times each week to review research and develop protocols for the district. In addition, building administrators are included in the meetings whenever they want to discuss an issue or a need within their area of responsibility.

Leading the district through a global pandemic is a very fluid situation. There is often a vast amount of research that needs to be considered. The Pandemic Team watches International and National trends. We also monitor the situation in Grand Island, Nebraska as we establish protocols for the district.

Grand Island Public Schools is very fortunate to have a group of local and regional medical professionals who regularly make themselves available to work directly with the district on protocols. The district also relies on several organizations for our research. These include the Central District Health Department, HealthyLincoln.org, CHI Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

If you have a question for the pandemic team, please visit Let’s Talk.


Pandemic Team members:

Dr. Tawana Grover, Superintendent
Dr. Robin Dexter, Associate Superintendent
Chris Vrooman, GIPS Lead Nurse
Dr. Ken Schroeder, Chief Financial Officer
Dan Petsch, Director of Buildings & Grounds
Kim Grim, Assistant to Buildings & Grounds 
Lee Jacobsen, Safety Coordinator
Todd Bennett, Warehouse Coordinator
Kris Spellman, Director of Nutrition Services
Lauren Rathman, GIPS School Dietitian
Dr. Toni Palmer, Chief of Leading for Learning
Dr. Ashley Tomjack, Director of Curriculum & Professional Learning
Renee Engel, Director of Special Education
Kate Crowe, Title I Coordinator
Dr. Amanda Levos, English Learner & Migrant Education Coordinator
Kristen Irey, Chief of Human Capital Management
Dr. Jonathan Doll, Chief Data Analyst & Organizational Strategist
Cory Gearhart, Director of Information Technology
Phil Kuhl, IT Specialist
Jennifer Worthington, Chief of Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement
Mitchell Roush, Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
Kelli Mayhew, Communication Specialist




Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
Grand Island Public Schools
123 South Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68802
Your Legacy.
Their Opportunity.

Enhancing opportunities by seeking and securing resources for projects, scholarships and programs.

Access digital copies of our district flyers.

Improving school-to-home communication by distribute school flyers directly to families digitally.

GIPS Safe Return to School


2021-2022 GIPS Safe Return to School plan

VIEW THE GIPS 2021-2022 SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN:

English
En Español 

JAN. 3 UPDATE:
Masks recommended, not mandatory
Se recomienda el uso de mascarilla y no es obligatorio

Return to school guidelines if ill
Normas para el regreso a la escuela

Grand Island Public Schools Pandemic Team Members and Additional Resources

The Pandemic Team is a group of dedicated individuals who meet three to four times each week to review research and develop protocols for the district. In addition, building administrators are included in the meetings whenever they want to discuss an issue or a need within their area of responsibility.

Leading the district through a global pandemic is a very fluid situation. There is often a vast amount of research that needs to be considered. The Pandemic Team watches International and National trends. We also monitor the situation in Grand Island, Nebraska as we establish protocols for the district.

Grand Island Public Schools is very fortunate to have a group of local and regional medical professionals who regularly make themselves available to work directly with the district on protocols. The district also relies on several organizations for our research. These include the Central District Health Department, HealthyLincoln.org, CHI Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

If you have a question for the pandemic team, please visit Let’s Talk.


Pandemic Team members:

Dr. Tawana Grover, Superintendent
Dr. Robin Dexter, Associate Superintendent
Chris Vrooman, GIPS Lead Nurse
Dr. Ken Schroeder, Chief Financial Officer
Dan Petsch, Director of Buildings & Grounds
Kim Grim, Assistant to Buildings & Grounds 
Lee Jacobsen, Safety Coordinator
Todd Bennett, Warehouse Coordinator
Kris Spellman, Director of Nutrition Services
Lauren Rathman, GIPS School Dietitian
Dr. Toni Palmer, Chief of Leading for Learning
Dr. Ashley Tomjack, Director of Curriculum & Professional Learning
Renee Engel, Director of Special Education
Kate Crowe, Title I Coordinator
Dr. Amanda Levos, English Learner & Migrant Education Coordinator
Kristen Irey, Chief of Human Capital Management
Dr. Jonathan Doll, Chief Data Analyst & Organizational Strategist
Cory Gearhart, Director of Information Technology
Phil Kuhl, IT Specialist
Jennifer Worthington, Chief of Strategic Partnerships & Stakeholder Engagement
Mitchell Roush, Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing
Kelli Mayhew, Communication Specialist




Media Inquiries
Mitchell Roush , Marketing & Communications
308-385-5900 ex. 201127
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