Dr. Janice M. Garnett
- Educational Leadership, Instructor
Dr. Janice Garnett is the former Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources for the Omaha Public Schools. She has over three decades of experience in education as a teacher, curriculum supervisor, human resources administrator, director of professional development, and assistant superintendent/ Dr. Garnett has held offices and served as a member of community and professional organizations. She was appointed by Mayor Jim Suttle (Omaha) to serve on the Heartland Workforce Solution Board for a two-year term in 2012 - 2014. With this appointment, she chaired the Performance Committee for the Heartland Workforce Solution Board. She is an active member of the Omaha (NE) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and serves as Area Program Coordinator of the Executive Board for the Central Area Links, Incorporated. In the past, Dr. Garnett was a liaison to the Community Advisory Council for Omaha's Assistance League. Other community services include; the Board of Directors for the Urban League of Nebraska, serving in the role of secretary of the board and chair of strategic planning.Dr. Garnett has received recognition for her career contributions, including the Urban League African American Leadership Award in Education, NCBW 100 Greater Omaha Chapter, Legacy Award, UNO Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women - Outstanding Community Service Award, Outstanding Service in Programming-Central Area of The Links, Incorporated, NCNW Field of Education Award, OEA Spirit of Teaching, Business Excellence Award from Urban League of Nebraska, Incorporated, the Employer Assisted Housing Partner Award; and the Metropolitan Reading Council Leadership Award. Garnett received her bachelor's degree in education, master's degree in educational administration, and doctorate at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Cultural Proficiency/Urban EducationInstructional LeadershipCommunication and CultureParadigms and Practices of SchoolingSchool Administration/Leadership
Cultural Proficiency/Urban EducationEquity and Social JusticeLeadership and Teacher Effectiveness
Service through as an advocate for equity for underrepresented, underserved, and disenfranchised populations. In 2019, serves on the Nebraska Coherence Lab Fellowship through NDE. The NDE Administrators' Days (2020) focused on equity, participated as a panelist for the session "Voice from the Field," sharing how educational leaders must drive the agenda in their individual spaces. In 2017, 2018, and 2020, co-presented at the Nebraska Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference and Women in Educational Leadership Conference. Reviewer of conference papers for the Association of North America Higher Education International for three years.Service expands from local to national organizations that specifically focus on meeting the needs of women and underserved and underrepresented individuals —The Links, Incorporated, The Lozier Foundation Board, College of St. Mary, Joslyn Art Museum Advisory, Bennington Public Schools, Nelson Mandela School, and others. My community service acknowledgment by organizations such as the National Council of Negro Women, 100 Black Women, Urban League of Nebraska, and others. In 2017, as an advocate for women, my work was featured in the Today's Woman Magazine.