Welcome to Team 8A

Welcome to Team 8A!  We are so glad you are a member of our team!

Please bookmark this webpage because it is the hub for all important things Team 8A.  

What You Can Find on This Page

  • Calendar with all remote learning assignments & team events
  • Contact information for all your teachers
  • Tutorials for using the technology that you need to use for remote learning.

Team 8A Classwork

To find the work you need to complete, look first at the date and then look by teacher name.  Click on the name and then select "more details" to find out the expectations for that assignment.

Meet Your Team Teachers

Ms. Atkins

Christina Atkins

Who Am I?

Hi! Welcome to Math 8A! My name is Christina Atkins. This is my first year at Monroe and I am excited to be here, with you. Last year I was at Bryan High school and the 10 years before that I was a substitute teacher for OPS, so you might have seen me around at other schools. I am originally from Colorado, but I've lived here in Omaha for 19 years! I went to Grace University for my Bachelor's degree and University of Phoenix for my Master's degree. A few fun facts about me: I love singing, purple is my favorite color, I think hippos are the most awesome and cutest creatures ever (especially Fiona the hippo, at the Cincinnati Zoo!), I love traveling, and I speak 3 languages: English, German, and Spanish. 

Mr. J. Jones

Mr. Bahr

Mr. Bahr

Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Robert Bahr.  I am the 8A science teacher/ Head Football coach, assistant wrestling coach as well as assistant Robotics coach.  All of my children are grown, but still have my two dogs at home with me!!  I grew up in Montana, spent 6 years in the Air force before starting my path to teaching.  I have been teaching for 22 years in all age groups.  I graduated with my bachelors in 1997 and my masters degree Special Ed/Behavior Disorders in 2014.  Truth and respect are the pillars in which my classroom setting is built on.  

Mr. Myer

Matthew Myer

Who Am I?

Hello, My name is Matthew Myer and I am the 8A resource teacher here at Monroe Middle School. I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for my Bachelor's of Science in Secondary Education. I will soon pursue my masters degree in the same area.  This is my 5th year teaching at Monroe, and my 11th year overall teaching resource.

The reason I love teaching resource is it gives me the opportunity to work with a wide range of students with varying abilities and backgrounds. It also allows me to provide instruction in more than one area of study. Resource teachers are expected to be well versed in multiple subjects.

I live in Omaha with my wife Mandy and my son Logan. We are expecting a newborn in December 2020 so that will make us a family of 4. My hobbies include Sports (Football mostly), video games (when I have time), working on cars and tinkering with electronics.

Ms. Hinson

Pamela Hinson

Who Am I?

Hi, my name is Pamela Hinson and I teach English Language Arts and Honors English Language Arts. I have a Bachelors in Studio Arts from University of Nebraska-Omaha, a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from College of Saint Mary, and a Master’s in Teaching, also from College of Saint Mary. When I am not in my classroom at Monroe, you can find me either in my art studio or teaching art in the community. I believe that the education of our youth is a collaborative effort between the students, the parents, and the teachers. For the student to academically and socially successful, everyone must do their part. I cannot educate you by myself. It truly takes a village.

Ms. Haynes

Laura Haynes

Who Am I?

My name is Ms. Haynes and I am the 8th grade counselor.  I have been a mustang for six years. I love coming to work everyday and consider my students as my kids.  I have two children of my own, Lenox (12) and Zoe (8), and a dog named Murphy.  My favorite things are drinking coffee, taking care of plants, and watching my son play basketball.  I look forward to this year as I send my group of 8th graders off to high school after three amazing years together where we learned from each other, grew together, laughed, cried and went through ups and downs.  This year is going to give us new experiences but we will get through it together because we are a FAMILY!

Ms. Hollingsworth

Brandie Hollingsworth

Who Am I?

"Failure Is Success, If We Learn from It!" My name is Brandie Hollingsworth and I teach 8th grade English Language Arts. When you step into the door of my classroom we are officially family. As a family, I believe it is important for us to show each other compassion, kindness, respect, and patience. My goal, as your teacher, is to help you grow as a learner and a leader.

Ms. Vodehnal

Stephanie Vodehnal

Who Am I?

Hi.  My name is Ms. Vodehnal, and I am excited to be an assistant principal at Monroe.   I have been an assistant principal in the Omaha Public Schools since 2003.  As the data administrator, I want to insure that each student achieves at their highest academic potential.   I believe that all Monroe Mustangs should be responsible, be respectful, be safe and be your best.  In my spare time, I enjoy walking, watching sports, and spending time with my family and friends.  This is going to be a great school year!