Sara Nielsen

Head Teacher & Music

Greetings!  My name is Sara Nielsen and I am the Head Teacher.  I will also be the music teacher as of the 2019-2020 school year.  It is an honor to serve as the leader of a school recognized for providing such quality instruction in a Christ-centered environment.

I was born and raised on a farm near Kenesaw.  My husband is an aircraft mechanic for the Air National Guard and we have a six-year-old daughter.  I received my Lutheran Teacher’s Diploma and Bachelor’s degree in K-12 Music Education from Concordia University in Seward.  My first call was to the Lutheran High School of San Antonio, where I taught music, band, and choir. I then moved back to Nebraska and taught elementary music at St. Vincent de Paul School in Seward.  Later, I obtained a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from UNL. Upon graduating, I focused on building my own private music studio, while also working full-time in the insurance industry for several years.  I really missed classroom teaching, so I prayed for a job opportunity that would allow me to use my God-given talents and abilities. That is when this position at Zion was presented to me, so I began another Master’s degree in Educational Administration at UNK.  I am over halfway through the program and will have my Principal Certification soon.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to bring my knowledge and experience to ZLS!  In my spare time, I enjoy being outside, walking my dog, traveling, anything music-related, and spending time with my loved ones.  My favorite Bible verse is, “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” –Proverbs 19:21.

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