(Please direct all inquiries to the attention of Ms. Rhonda Taylor.).
Rhonda Taylor – Executive Director
Rhonda Taylor – Executive Director Ms. Rhonda has served as the Program Director on our Administrative Team since August 2010. She has over 17 years of experience working with families and children. She worked for Omaha Public Schools as a Classroom Paraprofessional and OPS Liaison between students, parents and the school. She held a volunteer position as Unit Director for the Boys and Girls Club and was the Program Coordinator for the Presbyterian Outreach School of Arts Program, both contracted through AmeriCorps VISTA. She also worked within the social service field for Salvation Army MASS Family Services, where she was the Adopt-A-Family and Rent Assistance Coordinator. While her experience also includes nearly 10 years in the insurance industry, she has most enjoyed her roles that served families and children in close, personal ways. Ms. Rhonda leads all aspects of the day to day operations of the Academy, including planning of the yearly calendar of events for family nights, special programs and field trips. We appreciate you, Ms. Rhonda!
Nancy L. Clute, M.A. – Program Director Emerita
Mrs. Clute served as Program Director here at the Academy from inception until her retirement in August 2010. She taught Kindermusik for 17 years to families with children, newborn to age seven, and continues to lead the Music classes here at the Academy, including ABC Music & Me. She has taught for more than 1,000 families in her music studio and childcare centers of Omaha and Council Bluffs. Prior to this career, she operated a licensed daycare home for 15 years when her four children were young. Having earned her Bachelor’s Degree, Mrs. Clute taught first and second grade in the elementary school. After receiving her Master’s degree, she taught as a part-time instructor at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her husband is a retired Sociology Professor from UNO. Bottom line, she loves teaching and working with children. Some of her hobbies include gardening, sewing, music, and reading. We love you Mrs. Clute!