Staff Spotlight: Amy Hix-School Counselor at Wysong Elementary School

Every week, we’ll shine a spotlight on one Lincoln Public Schools staff member! Get to know the wonderful people making a positive impact across various areas within LPS. This week, meet Amy Hix, School Counselor at Wysong Elementary School. 

“Amy is an outstanding school counselor. She truly pours her heart into everything she does on a daily basis. She is a collaborative staff member and supports staff, students and parents without hesitation. She has been a wonderful addition to our building this school year. I'm grateful for her expertise, support and passion.” - Wysong Elementary School Principal Stephanie Drake

How long have you worked for LPS?
This is my 14th year with LPS.

What inspired you to become part of the education field at LPS?
I attended LPS as a student and had many amazing teachers. I also was fortunate to student-teach with and observe many amazing educators within LPS.

What has been your favorite part of working here? What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
I love my job! I enjoy building relationships with families, school staff and students. I have worked with and learned from so many amazing educators throughout LPS. The most rewarding part of my job is watching students make connections and become a part of our school communities.

Did you attend LPS as a student? If so, which school(s)? If not, where are you from?
I am a LPS graduate. I attended Eastridge Elementary School, Lux Middle School and East High School.

What path did you take after completing your formal education?
I have both a bachelor's degree and master's of special education from UNL. I also received my Master of Education in school counseling from Doane University.

What do you enjoy most about the Lincoln community?
Lincoln is full of lots of great people and it is easy to make connections!

What is your favorite childhood book or a book that has influenced you positively?
I love Lois Lowry. “Number the Stars” was my favorite!

Share a shout out to a former teacher who impacted your life.
I have had a lot of great teachers and professors but learned a ton from Amy Peterson during my student teaching experience at Kahoa. She was absolutely fabulous!

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Published: November 16, 2023, Updated: January 10, 2024

Amy Hix—School Counselor at Wysong Elementary School