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Dr. Shavonna Holman is Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Educational Administration Department of the College of Education. She teaches and advises students who are seeking their Master’s Degree/Certification in Administration and Supervision as well as some students who are seeking their Doctoral degrees in Education. She has one daughter, who is in the First grade at Fullerton Magnet.
Shavonna grew up in North Omaha with her three brothers, mother and step-father. Being the only girl of three boys, finding her way was not always the easiest. However, her tenacity for growth and learning provided her an outlet in which she not only found comfort and enjoyment, but early skills and knowledge in which she loved to share with anyone, particularly her brothers.
Dr. Holman’s fervor has always been centered on education. She knew early on that she would become an educator and set a straight and narrow path to accomplish her goals. She was selected to participate in several programs providing experiences in the classroom, but one particular program (The Minority Internship Program through the Omaha Public Schools) confirmed her interest in wanting to become a part of the Omaha Public School’s family.
Shavonna dedicated the first 13 years of her professional career to the OPS serving as both a teacher and an assistant principal at three different Title I schools. After obtaining her Doctorate in 2011, she was presented an opportunity to work at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, partnering specifically with the Nebraska Department of Education’s Title I department conducting research and providing evaluation to schools receiving the School Improvement Grant (SIG). Since then, she has continued to impact the lives of students, teachers, and administrator’s through her roles in education and most currently through her role as an Omaha Public School’s Board member, where she will continue to lead and serve through Honesty, Integrity, and Experience.