Meet Our Staff
Dr. Alan Wang
Community Outreach Director
Jennifer graduated from Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida a few days later she embarked on her journey at Full Sail where she graduated Salutatorian and received an Associates in Computer Animation. Shortly after Jennifer joined the U.S. Air Force as an F-16 Avionics Technician. She performed flightline maintenance on F-16 Avionics equipment and performed air-to-air missile evaluations. During her career in the Air Force Jennifer cross-trained to become a Sensor Operator for the MQ-9. She conducted reconnaissance and surveillance missions utilizing a variety of acquisition and tracking systems, provided terminal weapons guidance, and performed co-pilot duties. Upon retirement, Jennifer attended the University of Nebraska at Omaha where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s in Emergency Management concentrating on Natural Disasters and Unmanned Aircraft Systems with minors in Aviation Administration, Geography and Supply Chain Management. Jennifer spends her free time with her 2 daughters and volunteering with Girl Scouts.
Elisabeth Edwards graduated from Kansas State University with her Bachelors in Elementary Education and her Masters in Curriculum and Design with an ESL Endorsement. She taught for 10 years as both a first grade teacher and a reading specialist in Kansas City Public Schools and Lake Worth Texas Public School System. Elisabeth has been married to her husband Ross for 11 years and has two incredible children, Elias and Mae. She relocated to Omaha in 2011 where she stayed home until both kids were in grade school. Elizabeth loved the challenge of working in the school system integrating new forms of technology with all age groups and promoting the soft skills that are so important in the futures of all our kids. Prairie STEM is lucky to have Elisabeth in our family!
Philip Kolbo is a performing artist, composer, and co-founder of OutrSpaces. He performs a diverse repertoire of contemporary multimedia works as a soloist and in ensemble settings. Philip began work founding OutrSpaces after graduating in 2016 from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a bachelors in music performance. He began his position as executive director at OutrSpaces in July of 2018. As an educator, Philip focuses on teaching courses intersecting arts and technology with audio engineering, design, and more! Prairie STEM is lucky to have Philip in our family
Pam Ingraham worked as an elementary school secretary in Omaha Public Schools for 12 years, initiated and taught a new Title I Math program at Westbrook Elementary School with 58 students for 2 years, was a Human Resources recruiting administrative assistant at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center for 9 years. When her job at Children’s was outsourced, Pam enrolled in the new Prototype Design Technology program at Metro Community College, studying robotics, 3D design, laser cutting, creative design. She graduated from the program in May of 2019 with an associate degree and began working in the Prototype Design lab as a lab tech. Pam began working for Prairie Stem teaching math and robots at Spring Lake Magnet Center and several locations for Girls In Steam. We are lucky to have Pam as part of our Prairie STEM family.
Director of Esports
Kimberly Ingraham-Beck is the Computer Science teacher and Esports Coach at Gretna High School. She graduated from Westside High School, then went on to UNO for her Bachelors in Music Education and Masters in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Music and Technology. She also attended Doane University for her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, currently, she is finishing her Masters in Computer Science Education. She is currently the President of the Metro Omaha Chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association.