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Meet the Team: Region 4

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):

Visit the blog each week in August to learn about the individuals on the five regional support teams.

Region 4 Team Members

Region 4 is located in the central part of Nebraska and includes ESUs 9, 10, 11 and 17.



Regional Support Lead

Kris Kampovitz

Kris Kampovitz has been a preschool, elementary and middle school teacher, along with an instructional coach and Title Math teacher, over the past 26 years. Her passion lies in supporting districts as they create and implement a solid MTSS framework, which in turn, supports teachers as they provide high-quality educational experiences to meet the needs of each student.



Early Childhood Implementation Facilitator

Kellee Vodehnal

Kellee Vodehnal has been in the education profession for the past 11 years. Prior to joining the NeMTSS team, she was a preschool teacher, special education teacher, and worked with the birth to age 5 population with special needs, serving children and families in their natural environments. Kellee has a passion for inclusion and working collectively with caregivers and teachers to help all students grow. She is excited to begin her work with districts to support our youngest learners and involve them in MTSS framework development.


Social, Emotional and Behavioral Learning Specialist

Chandra Essex

Chandra Essex has been in the field of education for over 21 years. She previously worked in higher education for 19 years in the areas of student life and as an adjunct instructor. In addition to her work in higher education, she has experience in community based social services, grant-funded programs, and has an endorsement in 7-12 school counseling. Prior to this position, she was an AWARE grant coordinator for Hastings Public Schools, where she was able to support the SEBL/MTSS initiatives in the district. Chandra is passionate about social, emotional and behavioral learning and wants to positively impact the lives of students and educators.


Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Coach

Katie Barmettler

Katie Barmettler enjoys working with leadership teams as they build and strengthen a multi-tiered system of behavioral practices which help students succeed. In her current position, Katie feels that she is able to apply the skills and knowledge she has gained while serving in different roles over her 35 years in the education field. She has held positions as a classroom teacher, educational computing specialist, curriculum specialist, school principal, and district administrator over drug, alcohol and violence prevention programs.