Contact Us

Mailing address:

Verdigre Public School Foundation
201 S. 3rd Street
Verdigre, NE 68783

*A message may be left for any board member at the Verdigre Public School office, 402-668-2275.*

Board of Directors

Leroy Hollmann, President

402-668-2277:Leroy Hollmann grew up on a farm south of Stanton, NE where he attended a small one room country school. Leroy graduated from Stanton High School. In 1996 he met Katrina Pavlik of Verdigre and now has 3 children. Leroy is a USDA Management Agent for income based housing. He is a professional accordionist performing solo and with several regional bands. Leroy also does construction and building repair. Leroy became involved with the School Foundation in 2007. The Foundation is a super way to take a proactive role in education. The Foundation has been able to help make education enhancements to the Verdigre Community and School. Leroy is currently serving as the Foundation Board President. Drop Leroy an email to see how you can help us make a difference.

Kelsey Mitteis, Vice President


Chuck Kucera, Secretary

img 402-668-2275:Verdigre native and current site-based administrator at Verdigre Public Schools. Wife Jenny, daughters Evelyn, Nora, and Kara and son Carter. Endeavoring through his first year on the Foundation Board, he is excited at the positive momentum being generated in the community regarding improving education and life in Verdigre.

Betty Jacot

img 402-668-2652: Born and raised in Verdigre, Betty graduated from Verdigre in 1982. She married 1980 Verdigre graduate Steve Jacot and had two sons: Joshua (2007 graduate) and Justin (2011). Her daughter-in-law is Melissa and she has a grandson, Lucas. Betty is currently the assistant to the custodian at Verdigre Public School, and has been on the Foundation’s board since 2009. An interesting fact about her family is that her parents, her husband’s parents, both her and Steve, both of their siblings and aunts/uncles, their boys, and two of her nephews are all Verdigre High School graduates. They have three nephews and a niece yet to graduate. You could say that their family has deep roots in the Verdigre School system, to say the least!

Mike Hrbek

img 402-668-7489: Mike Hrbek grew up on the family farm/ranch west and north of verdigre. He graduated from Saint Mary’s High School in O’Neill, Neb., in 1990 and from Southeast Community College in Milford, Neb., in the fall of 1992 with a degree in diesel mechanics. He then returned to the family farm/ranch where he continues to raise cattle. In October 1998, he married Kathy (Uhlir), also from Verdigre, and they now have 2 daughters. He’s been on the Verdigre Advisory Board since October of 2011 and a member of the Verdigre Public School Foundation since April 2012.

Chelsea Naprstek, Secretary

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Jason Wessendorf

img 402-668-2242: Jason is relatively new to the Verdigre School Foundation, joining in 2013. He and his wife, Lisa, own and operate The Verdigre Eagle newspaper with the help of his mother-in-law, Glenna Pavlik. Prior to being bit by the journalism bug, Jason was enlisted in the U.S. Army for four years and was a correctional officer for 11 years following his discharge from the armed forces. He enjoys computers and technology and is the webmaster of He has two children in the Verdigre Public School system and one starting preschool soon.