My name is Jacob (Jake) Brand, and I will be teaching 9-12 Special Education. I will also be an assistant coach for the Volleyball program, and the head coach for JH Track & Field and 8th grade Boys Basketball. I was raised in Homer, Nebraska (pop. 528), a small town in Northeast Nebraska. My dad, Darrin, is the Branch Manager/Loan Officer for First Community Bank in Homer, and my mom, Amy, is the District Secretary for Homer Community Schools. My little sister, Maya, is a Behavioral Health Nurse at Methodist Fremont Health and her boyfriend, Alex, is an electrical lineman for Omaha Public Power District. Maya and Alex moved to Omaha in October of 2022. Two other additions to our family are Oliver and Dante, both Goldendoodles who love their Uncle Jake. I attended Homer Community Schools from Kindergarden through high school and participated in Basketball, Track and Field, National Honor Society, and Student Council. I graduated in 2015.
After high school, I attended Morningside University in Sioux City, Iowa. While at Morningside, I was a double major in Special Education and American History/Government Teaching, I was a 4-year starter for the Men's Volleyball team, a 3-year captain,Captian's Counsel, and a Student Assistant for the Women's Volleyball program. I was also involved in numerous Education clubs, and two National Honor Societies: Kappa Delta Pi, honor society in Education, and Phi Alpha Theta, honor society in History. I graduated in May of 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
I greatly enjoy being apart of the Lakeview Community, and I look forward to another year of being apart of this flourishing district.
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts - Morningside University - Instructional Strat. I, 5-12 American History, 5-12 American Government Master of Arts in Education - University of Nebraska at Kearney - 7-12 School Principalship (expected completion Dec 2024) Endorsements/Certifications:CPR/AED, Coaching, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Heat Illness Prevention, Concussion Training, Bullying & Suicide Prevention Training
Mr. Jake Brand
Mr. Brand's Schedule
1st (8:03-8:50): Plan
2nd (8:55-9:42): Resource Study Hall
3rd (9:45-10:32): Intro to Business Communications with Mrs. Went
4th (10:35-11:22): Geometry with Mrs. Higgins
5th (11:25-12:49): Geometry with Mrs. Higgins
6th (12:52-1:39): Pre-Algebra with Mrs. Stara
7th (1:42-2:29): Multi Media Class (Striv & ScoreVision)
8th (2:32-3:19): Algebra I with Mrs. Stara
Viking Time (3:22-3:37): Open