300 L Street
Aurora, NE 68818

Life Skills


The Aurora school community takes great pride in the education opportunities provided for all students.  Aurora Preschool, Aurora Elementary School, Aurora Middle School, and Aurora High School combine to create the school system. Within our school system we have a life skills program within the elementary and middle/high school to help meet the needs of students with significant learning disabilities.  Aurora Public Schools started the life skills program in the fall of 2003.  All four sites are accredited by the State Board of Education through the Nebraska Department of Education. In addition, Aurora High School is accredited by Nebraska Frameworks.


  • serving our children in our community
  • to provide opportunities to learn and improve self-help skills, daily living skills, and vocational skills
  • to provide academic experiences for children with diverse learning abilities
  • to provide students with the necessary assistive technology to promote independence and opportunities to use them in a variety of settings to allow interactions with same age peers and partnerships between general education and special education students
  • to provide opportunities for service learning
  • to provide social opportunities with other students, teachers, and community members to develop long lasting partnerships with community members, organizations, and businesses in the Aurora area.

Facility Facts:

  • Apartment Which Includes:
  • Handicapped accessible kitchen.
  • Handicapped accessible bathroom.
  • Living Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Utility Closet
  • Bedroom Area

Classroom Which Includes:

  • Small/Large Group Work Areas
  • Computer Work Stations
  • Sensory Stimulation Environment
  • Assistive Technology

Life Skills Certified Staff

Luey Krejdl

Elem. Resource/Elem. Life Skills Teacher

Email: lkrejdl@4rhuskies.org

I am a resource teacher who helps supplement students in the general education curriculum.

My mission is to … be an advocate for each individual and their abilities, to always teach with purpose, and to work to make a positive change.

Roxie Obermier

SPED Resource/Middle & High School Life Skills Teacher

Email: obermier@4rhuskies.org

I am a resource teacher who teaches students to achieve their own personal level of independence in everyday living.

My mission is to … advocate, be enthusiastic, and believe all students are capable of learning.

Amy Hudiburgh

Life Skills Para

Email: ahudiburgh@4rhuskies.org

My mission is to …live life as a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re going to get so pick one and just go with it.

Jody Collingham

Life Skills/SPED Para

Email: jcollingham@4rhuskies.org

My mission is to …be flexible, be firm, be compassionate, be caring, and deal with each situation as its own along with adapting to each students’ needs.

Sheri Thompson

Speech-Language Pathologist

Email: sthompson@4rhuskies.org

I give diagnosis and therapy to students who qualify for services in the area of articulation, voice, fluency, language, and social skills.

My mission is to … live each day with integrity, have a growth mindset, and empower others to achieve success.

Kim Eberly

Occupational Therapist Assistant

Email: keberly@mchiaurora.org

I provide Occupational Therapy services to students attending Aurora Public Schools.

My mission is to … engage each student to do their best, to build relationships based on trust, and to grow in knowledge and skill to be better able to serve.

Cami Knust

Physical Therapist

Email: cknust@mchiaurora.org

I provide Physical Therapy services to students attending Aurora Public Schools.

My mission is to … provide each child with a positive learning experience while promoting enhancement of gross motor skills, by creating a desire to remain physically active at school, home, and in the community.

Mary Johansen


Email: mjohansen@4rhuskies.org

My mission is to … do my best to help everyone around me feel valued.