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Meet the Administration

James "Skip" Hanlon--Principal

Mr. Hanlon is in his fifth year as principal at Ackerman Elementary. Before coming to Ackerman, he spent two years as the Assistant Principal at Wheeler Elementary, also in Millard Public Schools. Prior to that Mr. Hanlon worked as a school improvement facilitator, educational consultant and a 6th grade reading, language arts and math teacher.

A Nebraska native, Mr. Hanlon was born and raised in Chadron. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with his Elementary Education degree. He continued his education at Doane College earning a Masters degree in the area of Curriculum and Instruction and another Masters degree in Educational Administration.

When he is not at school, he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and traveling.

Kelli Heller--Administrative Intern

Mrs. Heller is new to Ackerman Elementary. Before coming to Ackerman, she spent three years as the Administrative Intern at Cottonwood Elementary, also in Millard Public Schools. Mrs. Heller has worked in the alternative education setting for 6-8th grade. She has also taught all grades K-5!

Mrs.Heller was born and raised in Norfolk, NE. She received her degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She earned her Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Doane College. 

Mrs. Heller enjoys spending time with her two girls and her husband. In her free time, her family enjoys attending sporting events and playing with their two dogs. She's so excited to join the Ackerman team!