Dr. Angela O'Hanlon
Hello and welcome to Papillion-La Vista High School!! I am very excited to start my fourth year as an English and Debate teacher. Originally from Iowa, I moved to Omaha and completed a BA in English from Creighton University. I then received my MS in Dispute Resolution and my MS in Secondary Education. I love spending time with my family, including my 10-month old son Owen and our dog, Sophie. I am an avid football fan (Go Huskers!), coffee drinker, and grammar enthusiast. I am very excited to meet all of you and spend this year together! Go Monarchs!
This is my 15th year of teaching Mathematics at PLHS. GO MONARCHS!. After high school, I attended UNO and earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting. I worked for Enron for 10 years before they moved their operations out of Omaha. I then chose to change careers and went to UNO again and earned a Bachelor of Science in Education. I am certified to teach both Math and Business courses. I also earned my Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane in 2011. I live in Papillion with my husband Dave and our dog Joey. We have three married daughters who have blessed us with three grandchildren. Two boys and a girl. In my spare time I follow Nebraska and Monarch volleyball and spend time with my family and friends. Go Monarchs!
I am very excited to be teaching Spanish 1 and Spanish 2 at Monarch High. I am originally from the small town of Marysville, Michigan. I moved to Omaha and graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a degree in Secondary Education with a Spanish Endorsement. Before graduating I did a semester abroad in Costa Rica and I taught English in China for 2 months. Outside of teaching my interests include traveling, watching tv dramas, shopping, and spending time with family and friends. Go Monarchs!
I have been with the Papillion-La Vista School District since 1996. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education from Wayne State College in 1995 and went on to complete my Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision at The University of Nebraska-Omaha in 2000. I have taught a range of Language Arts courses throughout the district beginning at the IDEAL Program with high school English 9-12. I then went on to teach middle school Reading and English at La Vista Junior High for 9 years before coming to the high school. At PLHS, I teach Creative Writing, Themes in Contemporary Literature, and Honors English 10. I am very excited for the new year to start and look forward to meeting all of my new students and their parents! Go Monarchs!
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! I was born and raised in Papillion, NE. I attended Mercy High School, and graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education. My husband Jim and I have 2 boys, both attending school in the Papillion School District. This is my 2nd year at PLHS, and my 11th year teaching English. My first 6 years as an educator were in OPS at Omaha Northwest High School. I took some time off to be a stay at home mom, and feel very blessed to have been able to spend that time with my boys. Next, I spent three amazing years teaching 7th – 12th grade English in the Leola School District of Leola, SD. I am proud to have been awarded South Dakota's VFW Teacher of the Year Award for 2015-2016. I am looking forward to a positive and productive school year teaching Honors English 9 and English 12 - Themes in Contemporary Literature. Go Monarchs!
Ms. Himes teaches Spanish 2 and Honors Spanish 4 at PLHS. She graduated from Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska; Mills College in Oakland, California; and she earned an MEd. from UNL in 1998. Ms. Himes is a National Board Certified teacher and she is currently earning a doctorate at UNO. She has traveled extensively throughout the U.S., Spain, France, Canada, Cuba, West Indies, and Mexico and she loves everything about world languages, the arts, and the humanities. Ms. Himes' husband, Timothy Himes Sr., is Senior City Attorney for Omaha. Together, they have four children - two are Monarchs! Go Monarchs!
This is my 9th year teaching, all at PLHS. I was born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska and graduated from Omaha Central High School in 2003. I attended Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree in Secondary Education, with minors in Business and Information Technology. I also earned my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Peru State College in 2012. My husband is also a teacher at PLHS and we have one dog, Lena. At PLHS, I teach Marketing I and II and Business and Personal Law. I am also the DECA advisor. In my free time I enjoy spending time with family, reading, working out, and being outside with our dog.
I look forward to a great 2016-2017 school year. Game on!
I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas. Graduated from Keller Central High School, then continued my education at Iowa Wesleyan College (now, University). I majored in Mathematics Education and minored in Psychology. I also played volleyball all 4 years in college and was involved in almost every club imaginable. This year will be my fourth year teaching here at PLHS, and I have taught Geometry, Algebra II, and PreCalculus. I am currently working on my MBA at Bellevue University. In the fall I coach volleyball and in the winter I help do stats for girls’ basketball. I got engaged this summer and have lots of planning to do. However, I am a natural planner and keep myself organized. I love being part of monarch nation and look forward to this school year. Go Monarchs!
This is my 23rd year teaching, I am a learning specialist in the Math Dept. This year I will be Teaching 10th graders Geometry, 9th grade Algebra 1 and math support class. I also sponsor the Jr. Class, which includes the Color of Hope ACS fundraiser and Prom. I graduated from UNL with a Bachelors in Education and Peru State college with a Masters degree in technology. I consider myself a lifelong learner because I learn every day from my students. After 23 years in the classroom, I feel have a greater understanding of how to help students enjoy their time in high school, and to make the best of these 4 short years. I am married to a former Monarch, we have 2 kids. My son is a 2016 Graduate of PLHS he played Football, Basketball and Baseball for the monarchs as well as being the Class President, on yearbook staff and broadcasting while he was here. my daughter is a 10th grader on the Dance team and a Pole vaulter on the track team. My Hobby is coaching gymnastics and cheerleading at Airborne Academy in the evenings. I enjoy watching all Monarch sports and activities whenever possible. I encourage you to choose to be involved in the school community it will provide you with many memories you will cherish. Go Monarchs!