Amy Schenk teaches Computer and is the technology liaison for St. Joseph’s Catholic School. She graduated from UNL with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 1991. She also holds a Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Peru State College. After graduating from UNL, she taught one year at St. Peter’s Catholic School before moving to Omaha. Amy married her husband there and then taught second grade at Valley Public School’s for 13 years. When Valley merged with another school district, Amy took the buy-out opportunity to spend more time with her growing family and start a small business with her husband. Her family then moved to Wahoo to be in the Lincoln Diocese and Amy returned to teaching second grade at St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. After her youngest completed elementary school, Amy wanted to utilize her technology degree, so she worked at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and as an Instructional Designer at a healthcare college in Omaha. Amy missed being in education and returned to teaching but in computers and technology after 3 years. In addition to maintaining and keeping the school technology running smoothly, Amy enjoys teaching computer literacy, coding, word, typing, and other computer skills. She encourages problem solving and critical thinking, generating excitement about computing skills, and fostering creativity and collaboration.