Match Support Specialist
My name is Marcene Damitz and I am the Match Support Specialist. I work alongside Michelle, the Match Support Coordinator, to ensure positive, safe matches within community and school based programs.
I am new to Big Brothers Big Sisters and to Grand Island but not to Nebraska. Originally born in Scottsbluff, I spent the first ten years of my life living in Hemingford. I later lived in Colorado, Wyoming, and Michigan. Much of my family lives in Hastings and the panhandle areas.
I graduated from Montana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and received my master’s degree in Reading from Central Michigan University. I spent much of my life working in education with young children. I taught second grade for 12 years, was a Reading Specialist for nine years and then was an Elementary Principal for the last 12 years of my career. I recently returned to Nebraska to reside and am very excited about the opportunity to be working with children and families once again.
I am married and the mother of two beautiful grown daughters. My oldest daughter Kelsey is married and resides in Alanson, Michigan and my youngest, Lauren, lives in Omaha with her boyfriend and his son whom I consider my grandson. I share many interests with my husband Jeff. We both enjoy working however when not working you will find us gardening, reading, fishing, walking or traveling.