The Pius X Alumni Office wants to celebrate educators that are alumni of Pius X High School. This is open to all teachers, principals and educators. Complete the Q&A on our website. If you have questions, contact Alumni Director Kristin Heath. Josh Wilkerson 2003 I love the feeling I get when a student gets a new concept or skill. Paige (Beiermann) Liess 2009 "From the time I was little, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I loved going to school and playing school at home." Bridget (Hansen) McPhillips 2012 "I love to help guide them in figuring out what their talents are, how they can use them, and what their options are after they graduate." Brenna (Zeleski) Dare 2009 "I remember having an “aha” moment in March of senior year and knew that teaching was truly my calling." Tracy Neumayer Chapelle 1990 "I tried to find something each of my students enjoys so that I can connect with them." Michael Sjuts 2015 "I always had teachers that cared about me being successful and would push me to be the best version of myself. I try to do that for my students now." Deborah McGinn 1977 " I learned best from teachers who saw my potential, and understood that I could be successful whether I ever understand an equation or dreaded story problem in math." Sara (Fritz) Elder 2004 "During my senior year at Pius my counselor Mrs. Fraiser helped guide me to the Education Program at UNO." Kaylin (Kreikemeier) White 2013 Growing up I had several teachers that provided me with a safe and loving atmosphere. Going into school each day my goal is to make sure each child feels safe when they are with me and that they know they are loved. Jilliane (Walsh) Allemann 1999 "I have had the opportunity to work in a small school where school IS truly a big family." Jeremy Ekeler 1997 Christy (Kobza) Kruger 2005 "These students bring smiles, laughter, and a love for God that is very special." Joslyn (Behne) Mandl 2006 "I remember having a moment of realization that I love learning new things." Eric Westra 1988 "My students have shown me that God works in each person's life differently." Luke Fleck 2009 "Having teachers that were joyful and authentic left a powerful impression upon me." Tory Nagle 2018 "It makes my day better when I see kids happy." Adam Polacek 2001 "I remember how I looked at my teachers as role models and positive influences on my life." Mandy Svoboda (Haas) 2005 "I have always said that being a teacher makes me a better mom, and being a mom makes me a better teacher." Lakin MacGregor 2016 Ensuring my classroom is a safe, inclusive, and creative environment is the foundation of how I teach today. Shelby (Krause) Rix 2009 "I remember sitting at a restaurant and my dad telling me that he thought I would make a great teacher because I worked really well with kids." Jordan Haas 2012 "I realized I wanted to be a teacher when I noticed the relationships I built with teachers as a student." Dan Mettler 2008 "The never give up attitude the faculty at Pius taught us really helped shape who I am today."