Welcome to Zeman Elementary!

Dr. Rik Devney, Principal

Welcome to the Zeman School website!  Our website is designed to be a communication link to our parents and community, serve as a learning resource for our students, and to highlight the learning that takes place each day at our school.

Zeman Elementary School, opened in 1974, is named after Anna Zeman who was a teacher and administrator with LPS for 40 years (1928 – 1968).   In 2010, our school community moved off site while the building was renovated.  Students and staff returned in the fall of 2011 to a beautifully renovated building.

Zeman Elementary is the academic home to approximately 400 students.  We are organized in grade level instructional teams:  Kindergarten through 5th grade.  At Zeman, students participate in specials in the areas of art, library, music, computer science and physical education.  Our specialists collaborate with grade level teams as they plan and implement instruction for all Zeman students.  Other special programs include:  Special Education, Intervention Support, TeamMates, and the Lincoln Food Bank BackPack Program.  We also have a counselor to support Zeman students and families.  The Zeman Parent-Teacher Organization is a vital part of our school.  Together, the school staff and families partner to provide an enriched educational experience for all students.

Staff at Zeman believe all students will achieve academic, social, and emotional growth in a safe and positive setting.  Our Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) review student progress on a regular basis and respond to student needs through a variety of research-based instructional strategies.  The Zeman staff strives to create a positive, engaging educational climate, which will promote high levels of learning for all students.  By teaching and reinforcing school wide student behavior expectations and routines, we believe students can focus on their most important job of learning.

Schools are a special place where milestones are met and I am excited to be a part of your child’s educational journey.  I am proud to be the next principal at Zeman Elementary and am committed to seeing your child succeed.  Please feel free to contact me via email (rdevney@lps.org) or by calling our school office at 402-436-1169 if you have any questions.  

Dr. Rik Devney, Principal