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Morningside College announces new faculty in education and nursing

October 8, 2018, in Latest News

Jennifer Kennelly Janet Rohmiller Diane Shanafelt Holly Schenzel

Morningside College recently announced three new faculty members in the Sharon Walker School of Education and one new faculty member in the Nylen School of Nursing.

The new faculty members are Jennifer Kennelly, instructor of education; Janet Rohmiller, associate professor and department head for undergraduate education; Diane Shanafelt, assistant professor of education; and Holly Schenzel, associate professor of graduate nursing education.

Kennelly taught at Morningside College last year as a visiting instructor. She previously worked for 10 years in the South Sioux City Community Schools in South Sioux City, Neb., teaching second grade and elementary reading. Prior to becoming a teacher, she had a career in educational publishing. Kennelly has a Master of Science in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Rohmiller previously worked 22 years for the Sioux City Community School District, most recently providing district-level leadership for special education programs. Prior to that, she taught for nine years in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Elkhorn, Neb., and at Boys Town in Omaha, Neb. She has a Master of Science in education in learning disabilities from Creighton University in Omaha and a Master of Arts in education administration from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.

Shanafelt previously taught third grade for 34 years in the Sioux City Community School District, most recently at Morningside Elementary School, a specialty school for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. She has taught at Morningside College previously as an adjunct instructor. She has a Master of Arts in curriculum and instruction – instructional leadership from Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb.

Schenzel taught at Morningside College for the past five years as an adjunct instructor. She also is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Hospital Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Schenzel previously was employed at Mercy Medical Center – Sioux City. She has a Doctor of Nursing Practice as an adult acute care nurse practitioner from Creighton University in Omaha and recently completed a post-graduate certificate as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.