Meet Flint

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My name is Flint Harkness; I am running to serve you in Legislative District 5. My wife Shylo and I have lived in the Hanscom Park neighborhood since 2013 and have a son, William. I have been teaching since 2011 and am currently a resource teacher in special education. Previously I worked at Alpha School, a Level-3 behavioral school located in south Omaha, which serves as an alternative program for many Omaha-Metro School Districts. I am a proud graduate of the University of Nebraska-Omaha with a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education, and a Master’s in Secondary Education with endorsements in Special Education Leadership and Special Education.

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Education and career

After graduating from high school, Flint became a Maverick at the University of Omaha. There, he studied Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. Flint then furthered his education and earned a Master’s degree in the same area. He obtained his first teaching experience at Alpha School while working with students who had a history of behavioral challenges in school. Through this experience, Flint developed a strong dedication to Special Education, which led to Flint earning an additional endorsement in the area. While finishing up course work for his Special Education endorsement, Flint began course work for an additional degree in Educational Leadership.

I will emphasize making great policy over playing political games.”