About Us

Heartland School is a special education day school with staff who focus on students who have been  verified for special education - emotional/behavior disordered.  These students are referred to Heartland School by their home school district to allow them to receive the additional attention and interaction they require. 

With a low student to staff ratio, students are able to get special attention to assist with their educational needs.  

School's History:  Heartland School was a vision of special education directors George Spilker of Papillion-LaVista school district, and Dick Schoonover of Bellevue Public school district, Heartland School was designed to fill a public school need for a private school setting which serves the behavioral students educational needs.  Heartland Foundation was chartered in 1987, and opened Heartland School in August with a single classroom and one teacher inside Midlands Hospital in Papillion, NE.  Heartland School grew and moved to downtown Ralston in 1990. Currently Heartland is located in central Omaha with 6 certified Staff, Para-professionals, Social Workers, Counselors, an Administrative Director, and a  Administrative Secretary.     

In November 2005, Heartland School grew again, when it was moved to a new facility at 5731 S. 108th St. Omaha.  

The fall of 2012 brought Director/Principal, Mary Quiroz to Heartland School.  Since this time the program has grown to 6 certified staff, para professionals, Social Worker, Counselor, Assistant Principal and Principal/Director.

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