For OPS School Board
My name is Flint Harkness; I am running to serve you on the Omaha Public School Board of Education for Sub-District 7. My wife Shylo and I have lived in the Hanscom Park neighborhood for seven years now and have just been blessed with a new addition to our family, our son William. I am currently in my second year of teaching for Bellevue Public Schools. I teach in the behavioral skills program, which is designed to help at risk youth achieve academic success in an alternative setting. Prior to joining Bellevue Public Schools, I previously worked at Alpha School for seven years. This is a Level-3 behavioral school located in south Omaha, which serves as an alternative program for many Omaha-Metro School Districts. I am a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a Bachelors in Secondary Education, a Masters in Secondary Education, and will graduate next year with endorsements in Educational Leadership and Special Education.
Leadership OPS Needs Right Now
Being part of a community comes with a sense of belonging. This is something Flint has always felt he missed out on growing up. Flint’s father, an educator, frequently moved his family in search of career opportunities and satisfaction. By the time he graduated high school, Flint had the opportunity to experience six different school districts in Nebraska. It is the admiration he has for his father, as well as his own experiences, that sparked Flint’s passion for education.