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State Officers

Meet the Officers

2021-2022 Officers

Hope Belcastro


  • Millard West High School & Millard Education Academy
  • I would like to teach grades 10 and 11
  • I’m aspiring to become an English teacher
  • The part of education I feel the most passionate about is changing the inequity in school districts. I wholeheartedly believe every child deserves a fulfilling and enlightening education, no matter where they live.
  • Contact me at: [email protected]

Christina Fischer

Vice President of Membership

  • Omaha South High School
  • My future plan is to teach at the secondary level. I want to teach Language Arts!
  • My long term goal in this career is to incorporate more social and emotional learning into the curriculum. I would also love to see teachers become more educated on the various mental health struggles students face, in order to help them and their learning.
  • Contact me at: [email protected]

Evelyn Leones

 Vice President of Communications

  • Omaha South High School
  • I am planning on becoming a secondary English Language Arts teacher.
  • Something I am inspired to change is the lack of resources schools in high-poverty communities have. Each student should receive high quality and accessible support when needed.
  • Contact me at: [email protected]


Jenna Hamilton


  • Millard North High School & Millard Education Academy
  • The ideal grades I want to teach are 1st-3rd!
  • Within the walls of education, I would like to change the ideology that schools only have academic or fundamental benefits. I believe education should develop more of the social skills and morals students need to succeed in life!
  • Contact me at: [email protected]

Become a State Officer

An officer’s year is one of exciting challenges, countless opportunities and life-long friendships. Holding a State Office is a time, travel and financial commitment. Applications are due February 15, 2021!

  • Maintain at least a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Apply for scholarships as appropriate to their college, experience, interest
  • Demonstrate outstanding leadership on and off campus
  • Be available to attend officer meetings and trainings
  • Communicate directly to State Advisor of any scheduling conflicts that limit their participation
  • Wear appropriate Educators Rising Nebraska officer dress to all functions
  • Be a member of an active Educators Rising Nebraska affiliated chapter
  • Attend the State Officer Leadership Academy (SOLA)
  • Attend the Educators Rising Nebraska State Leadership Conference
  • Make every attempt to attend the Educators Rising National Conference

If you are a Junior, entering your Senior year and can meet the commitments of being an officer, talk to your Advisor about your interest in being a State Officer Candidate.