School counselor Jessica Mukherjee serves students at Burke High. Mukherjee says supporting them on their journey makes each day worthwhile.

“It is such a great feeling. There’s nothing compared to a kid that just feels like they have achieved something, and you got to be a little part of it,” said Mukherjee. “Every day is something different, and you just have to be open-minded, accepting and non-judgmental.”

Paraprofessional Barbra Buzbee finds joy in the relationships she builds with students at Wakonda Elementary.

“The best part of being a para is being around the kids and feeling like I’m helping them,” Buzbee said. “I’ve gotten to know quite a few of them very well, and their little faces cheer me up.”

Omaha Public Schools is proud to have a team of qualified educators preparing students for success in college, career and life. Many have earned national and state recognition for their work.