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Magis in Omaha, NE

First Magis Community Still Going Strong

Home of the Rueben sandwich, the College World Series, and Warren Buffet, Omaha has been our longest-running communities (since 2002 with our first cohort), serving various metro elementary and high schools within the Archdiocese of Omaha. Our Omaha Magis teachers live in a community in a central part of the city and their house acts as the “home base” for Magis teachers visiting the city throughout the year. Magis teachers currently serve at Jesuit Academy, St. Pius X / St. Leo School, Gross Catholic High School, Marian High School, and Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School.  

Magis has had partnerships with all of the Catholic high schools over the years, and many of the K-8 schools, including the Omaha Catholic School Consortium, CUES Schools, and parish schools across the city. Many alumni still teach in Archdiocese of Omaha Schools, including several at their original placement schools.  

Magis Omaha Community group photo

Kateri Determan, C19, MS in Educational Specialist

  • Undergrad: Benedictine College
  • Placement: Holy Cross Catholic School, K-8 Music

John Paul “JP” Franco, C20, MEd in Secondary Education

  • Undergrad: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Placement: Marian High School, Spanish

Emily Guinn, C19, MS in Educational Leadership

  • Undergrad: Rockhurst University
  • Placement: St. Cecilia Cathedral School, 4th Grade

Maddie Rinkacs, C20, MS in Educational Leadership

  • Undergrad: Stonehill College
  • Placement: St. Pius X / St. Leo Catholic School, 5th Grade

Jacob Roth, C20, MEd in Secondary Education

  • Undergrad: Benedictine College
  • Placement: Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School, MS Social Studies

Leah Schwartz, C20, MEd in Secondary Education

  • Undergrad: University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • Placement: Gross Catholic High School, Science

Magis CTC Contact Info

Creighton University
Education Department

Eppley Building
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178

Phone: 402.280.3491
Fax: 402.280.1117



Magis is a member of the University Consortium for Catholic Education (UCCE). This consortium seeks to establish and support a growing cadre of colleges and universities as they design and implement graduate teaching service programs.