Meet the Team: Region 3
2023-24 School Year
As schools welcome students back this fall, we’d like to take this time to introduce members of the Nebraska Multi-tiered System of Support (NeMTSS) team. NeMTSS serves five regions across the state to ensure personalized support to schools and programs in their MTSS implementation efforts.
Regional Support Team Roles
Each Regional Support Team includes four individuals who work together and serve in the following roles to support schools/programs within their region (click the links to watch short videos about what each team member does):
- Regional Support Lead
- Early Childhood Implementation Facilitator
- Social, Emotional and Behavioral Learning (SEBL) Specialist
- Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Coach
Visit the blog each week in August to learn about the individuals on the five regional support teams.
Region 3 Team Members
Region 3 is located in the northeastern part of Nebraska and includes ESUs 1, 7 and 8.
Regional Support Lead
As an educator, Brooke Gebers has dedicated herself to creating inclusive spaces that best meet the needs of all students. In her current role as a regional support lead, she supports districts in those same efforts by strengthening their systems and practices through an MTSS framework. By improving how they use data to drive decision-making, schools are able to better meet the needs of all learners by creating more equitable opportunities. Prior to this position, Brooke was a secondary English Language Arts teacher. In addition to her 7-12 English Education certification, she also has an endorsement in 7-12 Special Education and a master’s degree in secondary administration. A few of her interests and passions in education are social, emotional and behavioral learning (SEBL) and culturally responsive teaching.
Early Childhood Implementation Facilitator
Meagan Rodriguez supports educators in their implementation of the Pyramid Model, a framework supporting children’s social and emotional development, as well as other classroom best practices. Prior to joining the NeMTSS team, Meagan worked with district partnership preschool programs in Northeast Nebraska, supporting learning and implementation of Rule 11, CLASS, ECER and the Pyramid Model. Her career in early childhood began in 2006 with the Head Start program, working as a teacher’s aide, teacher, manager and coach. Meagan is passionate about supporting educators in their efforts to promote positive social and emotional outcomes in children from birth to age 5.
Social, Emotional and Behavioral Learning Specialist
Jill Guenther has worked in education for nearly 20 years; and currently supports the social, emotional and behavioral learning needs of students and staff across the state. She grew up in a small town outside of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and moved to Omaha after completing graduate school. Jill spent much of her career in Papillion-LaVista Community Schools; first as a speech-language pathologist, then as special education department leader at the secondary level. Jill has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology and secondary educational administration. She is passionate about helping schools build their systems to support both student and staff well-being.
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coach
Mary Osterloh’s career in education spans 30 years, with 10 of those years serving schools as a Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports coach. In her current role, Mary helps school teams implement evidence-based practices related to building and maintaining a positive, proactive and preventive school climate. Previously, she has served as a school psychologist in the Millard District and Lincoln Public Schools, and taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the areas of counseling, psychology and special education. She holds an Ed.S. degree in school psychology, with specialties in the areas of early childhood, intellectual disabilities and Autism. Mary has particularly enjoyed helping school teams implement PBIS aligned with social-emotional learning for staff and students.