Dr. Nancy Bond, supervisor of school counseling for Omaha Public Schools, is EducationQuest Foundation’s 2019 Hall of Fame inductee.
EducationQuest selected Dr. Bond because of her dedication to helping all OPS students achieve personal college and career success, and her efforts to help EducationQuest ensure its programs remain relevant and valuable to students and families.
In her role at OPS, Dr. Bond supervises 172 counselors and central office staff using a framework that encourages them to be intentional in engaging with students and helping them form solid connections to school. She believes the influence that educators have on students greatly impacts the eventual college and career decisions that students make.
Dr. Bond’s History at OPS
Since starting her career at OPS in 1985, Dr. Bond has served as a counselor at the elementary, middle school and high school levels, and held other administrative positions within the central office. She is also the former assistant principal at Omaha North High Magnet School, former president of the Nebraska School Counselor Association, and a former delegate within the American School Counselor Association.
What the Award Means to Her
Dr. Bond said, “This Hall of Fame recognition means so much to me! Personally, I’ve always believed my work to be a mission. Professionally, I know this work can only be done through strong, collaborative efforts. I’ve admired EducationQuest since the early days of my career at Bryan High School. Nebraska couldn’t have a stronger advocate for college access than EducationQuest. Our students’ opportunities and futures are greatly enhanced by your efforts. Thank you for this tremendous honor for work that is truly from the heart!”
Joan Jurek, EducationQuest’s Director of College Planning in Omaha, said, “Nancy has been a valuable college access partner. We appreciate her work on the FAFSA initiative, the Omaha College Fair, and college planning programs within OPS.”
About the Hall of Fame
EducationQuest developed the Hall of Fame in 2016 to highlight college and career successes achieved by those who have used our programs and services. EducationQuest selects Hall of Fame inductees annually and honors them at our biennial College Access Symposium.