Lori Henneberg is an educator committed to collaborative learning that engages students, staff, families and the community. Henneberg is the Instructional Coach, Technology Instructor, and Department Lead at Holy Trinity Catholic School in Lenexa. Kansas. She has Bachelor's Degrees in both Business Management and Business Education and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. Lori was named the Mountain-Plains Business Education Association Outstanding Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2015 and the National Business Education Association Middle School Teacher of the Year in 2017. She served on the Board of Directors in the state of Kansas consecutively from 2008-2020 and was the President of KBEA in 2013. Her service to M-PBEA began in 2014 when she fulfilled the term as Newsletter Editor. She then took the position as Kansas Membership Director in 2015 and served in this position until 2018. She has been serving as Executive Secretary since 2018. Henneberg has presented at numerous conferences and webinars (including KBEA, M-PBEA, and NBEA) and truly believes in Business Education Associations and their purpose in strengthening, renewing, and improving business educators.
Lori and her husband David live in Kansas City. Together they have three children, one son-in-law, and a granddaughter who is the apple of their eye! They love to travel and have a bucket list of seeing all the major national parks in the United States. Lori is a Kansas State Alum– Go Cats!
Jodi Dierks is the BMIT Department Head, Teacher and Assistant Athletic Direct at Omaha Central High School in Omaha, Nebraska. Jodi earned a Master’s of Science degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska in 2014, a Master’s of Arts in Educational Technology from Lesley University in Boston, Massachusetts in 2005, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1996. Jodi has served as the M-PBEA Treasurer for the past three years, has served as a conference presenter, and has been an LDI participant. She has presented at the NBEA conference. She is an active member of the Nebraska State Business Education Association. Jodi is serving on the Omaha Public Schools Curriculum Writing Committees for digital design and information technology.
Other professional involvement includes ACT Building Planning Committee, Association of Career and Technical Education, Communication/Teams and Technology Committee, International Baccalaureate, Omaha Public Schools leadership development program Leadership Awareness Using Networking Coaching Hands on Experience (LAUNCH) participant, Nebraska Coaches Association, Nebraska Educational Technology Association, Omaha Public Schools Strategic Planning Committee, and School Improvement Planning Committee.