LPS Middle Schools served by TRIO
Middle School Mascots
Culler Cougars, Dawes Diamondbacks,
Goodrich Dragons, Lefler Lions,
Mickle Missiles, and Park Panthers.

Middle School Students

The middle grades may be the most important years in a child’s education, the “most fertile years”. At Educational Talent Search we share this belief and serve eligible students from 6 middle schools in the Lincoln community: Culler, Dawes, Goodrich, Lefler, Mickle, and Park.

At a Department of Education policy briefing , Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path, Dr. Robert Balfanz, a Research Professor from Johns Hopkins University, described in detail and urged the audience to understand that the middle grades are the one place where educators “really have a chance to reform outcomes”. He noted the middle grades may be the most important years in a child’s education, the “most fertile years”.

The Office of TRIO programs' ETS identifies with this belief.

Our Education and Curriculum Specialists work with eligible students from 6 middle schools in the Lincoln community - Culler, Dawes, Goodrich, Lefler, Mickle, and Park - with the goal of helping them continue to high school and beyond.

You can learn more about ETS and the eligibility criteria from the main menu. If you have any questions, please write to us at ets@unl.edu or call us at 402-472-2027. We have listed our staff contacts for the middle schools we cater to answer any questions you may have:

Charles Culler Middle School

Charles Culler Middle School

Culler Middle School is a professional learning community with a tradition of service, a culture of collaboration, and a commitment to student learning.

5201 Vine St, 68504
http://wp.lps.org/culler/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Jerry Washington Jerry Washington
Curriculum Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8993
402-472-9338
jerry.washington@unl.edu
Dawes Middle School

Dawes Middle School

Dawes Middle School's priority is to engage every student every day through building positive relationships, intentional teaching and learning, and fostering hope within our community.

5130 Colfax Ave, 68504
https://wp.lps.org/dawes/>

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Dion Gaston Dion Gaston
Education Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-6030
402-472-9338
dion.gaston@unl.edu
Goodrich Middle School

Goodrich Middle School

Goodrich Middle School's priority is for each student to grow academically and as a member of our community. Middle school sets a strong foundation for long-term academic success.

4600 Lewis Avenue, 68521
http://wp.lps.org/goodrich/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Dion Gaston Dion Gaston
Education Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-6030
402-472-9338
dion.gaston@unl.edu
Lefler Middle School

Lefler Middle School

At Lefler Middle School, all students and staff will collaborate to learn, improve, and achieve through engagement, effort, and self-efficacy.

1100 S 48th St, 68510
http://wp.lps.org/lefler/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Natalie Frederick Natalie Frederick
Curriculum Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8985
402-472-9338
natalie.frederick@unl.edu
Mickle Middle School

Mickle Middle School

Mickle Middle School, as a community of learners, continues to implement research based strategies in the classroom and evaluate if they are having a positive impact on student learning.

2500 N 67th St, 68507
http://wp.lps.org/mickle/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Jerry Washington Jerry Washington
Curriculum Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8993
402-472-9338
jerry.washington@unl.edu
Park Middle School

Park Middle School

Park Middle School is dedicated to providing the highest quality education and empowering all students to succeed in a culturally diverse community, nation, and world.

855 S 8th St, 68508
http://wp.lps.org/park/

ETS Staff Contacts
Vaughn Robertson Vaughn Robertson
Project Director
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8994
402-472-9338
vaughn.robertson@unl.edu
Natalie Frederick Natalie Frederick
Curriculum Specialist
Educational Talent Search
402-472-8985
402-472-9338
natalie.frederick@unl.edu