ESU Coordinating Council (ESUCC)

Nebraska’s ESU Coordinating Council (ESUCC) is a dynamic organization that works closely with each of Nebraska’s seventeen educational service units (ESU). The ESUCC board is made up of an administrator from each unit. Together, the ESUCC provides critical, cost-effective services to Nebraska students, teachers, school leaders and school districts.

The ESUCC does this in a variety of ways. First, it employs professionals that address statewide projects such as Cooperative Purchasing, PowerSchool Student Information Management and Support, Instructional Materials, Digital Education Courses, Digital Education Training, Grant Management, and an Online Special Education Student Software (SRS). Additionally, the ESUCC leverages the expertise of regional ESU staff members to ensure internet access, communications, network security, the infusion of the latest technology into the curriculum, assessment expertise, special education training, leadership and much more. Importantly, the ESUCC also works closely with the Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) to develop comprehensive plans, leveraging its resources to address challenges confronting Nebraska schools.


ESU Coordinating Council Administrators & Executive Support

Dr. Bill Heimann

Dr. Bill Heimann

Educational Service Unit #1

Serving counties: Cedar, Dakota, Dixon, Knox, Thurston, Wayne

(402) 287-2061




Dr. Ted DeTurk

Dr. Ted DeTurk

Educational Service Unit #2

Serving counties: Burt, Cuming, Dodge, and Saunders

(402) 721-7710




Dr. Dan Schnoes

Dr. Dan Schnoes

Educational Service Unit #3

Serving counties: Cass, Douglas, Sarpy, Washington

(402) 597-4800




Gregg Robke

Gregg Robke

Educational Service Unit #4

Serving counties: Otoe, Pawnee, Johnson, Nemaha, Richardson

(402) 274-4354




Dr. Brenda McNiff

Dr. Brenda McNiff

Educational Service Unit #5

Serving counties: Gage, Jefferson and Thayer

(402) 223-5277




Dr. John Skretta

Dr. John Skretta

Educational Service Unit #6

Serving counties: Fillmore, Lancaster, Saline, Seward, York

(402) 761-3341




Dr. Larianne Polk

Dr. Larianne Polk

Educational Service Unit #7

Serving counties: Boone, Butler, Colfax, Merrick, Nance, Platte, Polk

(402) 564-5753




Corey Dahl

Corey Dahl

Educational Service Unit #8

Serving counties: Antelope, Boyd, Holt, Madison, Pierce, Stanton, Wheeler

(402) 887-5041




Drew Harris

Drew Harris

Educational Service Unit #9

Serving counties: Adams, Clay, Hamilton, Knuckolls, Webster


(402) 463-5611




Dr. Melissa Wheelock

Dr. Melissa Wheelock

Educational Service Unit #10

Serving counties: Blaine, Boone, Buffalo, Custer, Dawson, Garfield, Greely, Hall, Howard, Loup, Sherman, Valley

(308) 237-5927




Dr. Greg Barnes

Dr. Greg Barnes

Educational Service Unit #11

Serving counties: Franklin, Furnas, Gosper, Harlan, Kearney, Phelps

(308) 995-6585




Dr. Laura Barrett

Dr. Laura Barrett

Educational Service Unit #13

Serving counties: Banner, Box Butte, Cheyene, Dawes, Deuel, Garden, Kimbell, Morrill, Scottsbluff, Sheridan

(308) 635-3696




Paul Calvert

Paul Calvert

Educational Service Unit #15

Serving counties: Chase, Dundy, Frontier, Hayes, Hitchcock, Red Willow

(308) 334-5160




Deb Paulman

Deb Paulman

Educational Service Unit #16

Serving counties: Arthur, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Perkins, Thomas

(308) 284-8481




Geraldine Erickson

Geraldine Erickson

Educational Service Unit #17

Serving counties: Brown, Cherry, Keya Paha, Rock

(402) 387-1420




Dr. Sarah Salem

Dr. Sarah Salem

Educational Service Unit #18

Serving: Lincoln Public Schools


(402) 436-1610




Dr. Fateama Fulmore

Dr. Fateama Fulmore

Educational Service Unit #19

Serving: Omaha Public Schools

(531) 299-9625




Dr. Kraig Lofquist

Dr. Kraig Lofquist

ESU Coordinating Council

Executive Director

(402) 597-4915





Nebraska Educational Service Units Interactive Map

Select the area on the map to link to the ESU’s web page.


Nebraska ESUs


ESU 1

211 10th St
Wakefield, NE  68784
Phone: (402) 287-2061
Fax: (402) 287-2065
http://www.esu1.org/
Bill Heimann, Administrator

ESU 2

2320 N Colorado, PO Box 649
Fremont, NE 68026
Phone: (402) 721-7710
Fax: (402) 721-7712
http://www.esu2.org/
Ted DeTurk, Administrator

ESU 3

6949 S 110th St
Omaha, NE 68128
Phone: (402) 597-4800
Fax: (402) 597-4808
http://www.esu3.org/
Dan Schnoes, Administrator

ESU 4

2301 Dahlke Ave.
PO Box 310
Auburn, NE 68305
Phone: (402) 274-4354
Fax: (402) 274-4356
http://www.esu4.org/
Gregg Robke, Administrator

ESU 5

900 West Court
Beatrice, NE 68310
Phone: (402) 223-5277
Fax: (402) 223-5279
http://www.esu5.org/
Brenda McNiff, Administrator

ESU 6

210 5th St
Milford, NE 68405
Phone: (402) 761-3341
Fax: (402) 761-3279
http://esu6.org/
John Skretta, Administrator

ESU 7

2657 44th Ave
Columbus, NE 68601
Phone: (402) 564-5753
Fax: (402) 563-1121
www.esu7.org
Larianne Polk, Administrator

ESU 8

106 W 3rd St, PO Box 89
Neligh, NE 68756
Phone: (402) 887-5041
Fax: (402) 887-46041
http://www.esu8.org/
Corey Dahl, Administrator

ESU 9

1117 E South St, PO Box 2047
Hastings, NE 68902
Phone: (402) 463-5611
Fax: (402) 463-9555
http://esu9.org/
Drew Harris, Administrator

ESU 10

PO Box 850
Kearney, NE 68848
Phone: (308) 237-5927
Fax: (308) 237-5920
http://www.esu10.org/
Melissa Wheelock, Administrator

ESU 11

412 W 14th St, PO Box 858
Holdrege, NE 68949
Phone: (308) 995-6585
Fax: (308) 995-6587
http://esu11.org/
Greg Barnes, Administrator

ESU 13

4215 Ave I
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
Phone: (308) 635-3696
Fax: (308) 635-0680
http://www.esu13.org/
Laura Barrett, Administrator

ESU 15

344 Main St, PO Box 398
Trenton, NE 69044
Phone: (308) 334-5160
Fax: (308) 334-5581
http://www.esu15.org/
Paul Calvert, Administrator

ESU 16

314 W 1st St, PO Box 915
Ogallala, NE 69153
Phone: (308) 284-8481
Fax: (308) 284-8483
http://www.esu16.org/
Deb Paulman, Administrator

ESU 17

207 N Main St
Ainsworth, NE 69210
Phone: (402) 387-1420
Fax: (402) 387-1028
http://www.esu17.org/
Geraldine Erickson, Administrator

ESU 18

5901 O St, PO Box 82889
Lincoln, NE 68501
Phone: (402) 436-1610
Fax: (402) 436-1620
http://www.lps.org/
Sarah Salem, Administrator

ESU 19

3215 Cuming
Omaha, NE 68103
Phone: (531) 299-9625
Fax: (402) 557-2478
http://esu19.org/
Connie Wickham, Administrator

ESU #13 ESU #16 ESU #15 ESU #11 ESU #17 ESU #10 ESU #8 ESU #9 ESU #5 ESU #18 - LPS ESU #6 ESU #6 ESU #4 ESU #19 - OPS ESU #3 ESU #7 ESU #2 ESU #1

Meet the ESUCC Staff