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Work experience

Aug 2010Aug 2011

Title I Facilitator/Graduation Coach

Omaha Public Schools
  • Direct Title I funding to services that support educational opportunities for students
  • Document services and monies spent with Title I funding
  • Implement and direct the first graduation coach program at Benson High School
  • Coordinate and host a quarterly breakfast for parents and senior students
  • Increased senior graduation rates by putting support systems in place to help struggling seniors
  • Coordinate all Student Assistant Team Meetings documenting student progress through the implementation of goals and interventions targeting academic ability and behavior
  • Collaborate with community programs and community members to better serve student needs
  • Report and submit written documentation of SAT meetings, interventions, and student progress
  • Review, update, and record all 504 documentation and provided all written accommodations to teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • Awarded grant to defer cost of homeroom program
  • Accepted the challenge to write a homeroom curriculum for all homeroom teachers for the entire school year
Aug 2006Aug 2010

Student Support Service

Omaha Public Schools
  • As a SAT Coordinator, I work directly with students, parents, counselors, administrators and community members in planning alternative instructional strategies and interventions in the regular classroom
  • Initiated and headed the Student Attendance Reward program, STAR, immediately raising student attendance 8 %.  A big part of my  job was tracking student attendance. The STAR Team met weekly with parents and students regarding poor, or irregular attendance.STAR was replaced in August of 2010 with Building Bright Futures attendance incentive program 
  • As a certified AVID Tutorial Coordinator, I was solely responsible for giving all of the new AVID tutors sixteen hours of training before they began in the AVID classroom
  • Coordinated and directed the Alumni Hall of Fame breakfast and dinner on behalf of the Benson High Alumni Inductees
  • Supervised attendance personnel and attendance procedures
Aug 1995Aug 2006

English Teacher

Omaha Public Schools

I taught freshman and junior English in an urban school setting.


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Marilou DiPrima

"Mrs. Mauer exemplifies devotion and commitment. She has a strong moral fiber and character. She is fair yet lets young adults know there are boundaries that they must respect. She is an individual who possesses the attributes to be placed in a leadership position."

Gwendolyn Wallace

"It has been a pleasure working with Donna Mauer over the past two years. Her understanding of the educational system as  well as her passion for student achievement has been inspirational". 

Lisa Dale

"Donna Sabag-Mauer is a capable team player, a good communicator and strong advocate for Benson and its students. Her experiences here at Benson and her skills make her an excellent candidate for a leadership position in the district".

Rich Hood

"Donna's many duties included tracking attendance and coordinating Student Assistance Team meetings. In my experience, Donna did an excellent job, managing parent and staff meetings with professionalism and empathy...Donna has evolved into a valued member of the Benson administrative staff."

Lisa Helmick

"She has taken full advantage of any opportunities she has been given and will work very hard to be positive and successful.I have full confidence that Donna will be a positive and hard-working administrator.It is without hesitation that I recommend Donna for any administrative position you may have available."

Peggy Pavlik

"During the 2009-10 school year Ms. Mauer attended additional AVID training to become a trainer of trainers on the AVID tutorial model.This is a prestigious position within the AVID program since she must be referred by the district director and pass rigorous admittance criteria.She is now certified to train other teachers from across the country on the AVID tutorial process."


Oct 2009Present

AVID Trainer of Trainers Tutorology

AVID Institution

Committee Membership

  • Co-chair Instructional Advocacy Committee
  • Member Standard Based Grading Committee
  • Member Response to Intervention Committee
  • Co-chair Hall of Fame Committee 

Personal Statement

My extensive experience and graduate degrees in administration provide me with the vision and ability to be a strong educational leader. With a proven record in developing students for 21st Century skills and community involvement, I am prepared to facilitate school change and direct instructional strategies instrumental for student achievement.  My leadership skills allow me to articulate a vision to inspire, encourage and support teachers and staff to make a collective vision a reality. 


I enjoy traveling, reading, writing, gardening and updating my 1918 Arts and Crafts home.


Through commitment and passion, my leadership skills are best utilized in an administrative role supporting the district's goals in ensuring that all children will achieve at their highest potential and prepare them not only to be vital members of their community, but also thrive in the global market of the 21st Century.