Lincoln Lutheran Appoints New Director | Education


Lincoln Lutheran students will have a new principal next year.

Sheila Psencik, acting principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in Seward, will succeed Matt Heibel, who is retiring after 14 years.


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Psencik will start on July 1.

“Mr. Heibel left an indelible mark on Lincoln Lutheran,” said Scott Ernstmeyer, the school’s executive director. “He has built a reputation for implementing the highest standards in teaching and technology. Sheila will have big shoes to fill, but we know she is up for the challenge.”

Psencik, a Columbus native and Concordia graduate, spent 15 years as an administrator in Houston after teaching in Nebraska, Illinois and Texas. She served as principal of college at Lutheran South Academy in Houston for five years before taking over as head of schools in 2011.

Psencik returned to Nebraska last year when her husband, Rob Psencik, accepted the position of activities director at Lincoln Northwest High School, which opens this fall. They have three children, including a daughter who will graduate from Lincoln Lutheran this spring.

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“This year I experienced Lincoln Lutheran as a parent, which uniquely prepared me for this challenge,” said Sheila Psencik. “Lincoln Lutheran teachers and parents are so invested in their community and culture.”

Lincoln Lutheran, located at 1100 N. 56th St., is a private school for students in grades 6 through 12.


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