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Five new faculty joing NBCPS

by Mary Le Arneal
Published 8/25/10

North Bend Central Public Schools welcomes five new faculty members this school year.

Jade Bang is graduate of Fremont High School and Wayne State College. She will be teaching second grade at North Bend Elementary. She did long term subbing for two years in Wahoo and taught second grade in Yutan last year before coming to North Bend.

Bang’s family, including twin brother Jordon, live in Fremont. When not teaching she enjoys being outside, playing golf and doing things with her family.

“I’m very excited for the school year and to be part of the NBC district,” Bang said. “I feel very lucky to be teaching here!”

NBE’s new kindergarten teacher Jodi Dorcey married North Bend native Mike Dorcey this summer and is excited to be part of NBC and the community.

She is a graduate of Aquinas High School in David City and has her bachelor’s degree in elementary education, early childhood unifed and K-6 special education from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She taught preschool and special education for four years at Kearney Public Schools and taught kindergarten for a year in Columbus. In her off time she enjoys boating, riding her horses, playing volleyball and golf and spending time with family and friends.

Amy Wragge Ferguson is familiar with North Bend having grown up and graduated from Howells High School. She now lives with husband Ryan on a farm near Scribner. A graduate of Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa, she taught three years at Hillrise Elementary in Elkhorn before coming to North Bend to teach third grade.

“I’m very excited to be back in a small town school district,” Ferguson said, “ and I’m very excited to be a Tiger.”

In her time away from school Ferguson likes to garden, shop and spend time with family.

Stacy Ray is the new business and computer instructor for grades seven through 12 and will serve as yearbook sponsor. Ray is a graduate of Valley High School, has her bachelors degree in business administration and business education from Midland Lutheran College and her Master’s in instructional technology from UNK. She has been in the Logan View school district for three years as secondary media specialist and business teacher.

Ray, her husband Rich, who is sports information director at MLC and sports director at KHUB radio station, sons Brock, 10, and Jacob, 9, have made their home in North Bend.

“My family and I are excited about making North Bend our home,” Ray said. “It’s great to be a Tiger.”

The new Ag Education instructor for grades eight - 12 and FFA sponsor at NBC is D.J. Mottl. He comes from East Butler High School where he taught for 11 years. Mottl graduated from Fullerton High School and his hs bachelor’s degree in ag education from Univeresity of Nebraska - Lincoln and master’s degree in educational administration from UNK. He and his wife Kyrsten had a daughter, Hallie, 2.

“I am excited to be part of NBC and look forward to meeting the parents, community members and becoming involved in school and community activities,” he said. “I feel there is great potential for the North Bend ag program and FFA chapter.”

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