Steve Joel

Dr. Steve Joel

Dr. Steve Joel, superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools, is EducationQuest’s 2022 Hall of Fame inductee. He was honored at the EducationQuest Symposium held April 7 in Lincoln.

Under Joel’s leadership, Lincoln Public Schools piloted the statewide ACT testing for all juniors. He was also instrumental in developing The Career Academy, a partnership between LPS and Southeast Community College, which provides real-world training and experience for juniors and seniors in 16 different career pathways.

Dr. Joel has been honored with a wide variety of awards and distinctions, including Nebraska Superintendent of the Year and Leadership Excellence by the Educational Resource Development Institute. Prior to joining LPS in 2010, Joel served for 10 years as superintendent in Grand Island and eight years in Beatrice.

EducationQuest President and CEO Liz Koop said, “Dr. Joel’s steadfast leadership, community-mindedness, and passion for education have made a significant impact on the lives of students all across Nebraska. He is a tireless advocate for the student experience and has helped thousands of students achieve college and career success.”