Hello Washington Elementary Families!  

My name is Ryan Specht and I would like to introduce myself to you.  I am originally from Columbus, NE where I went to school in the Columbus Lakeview School District.  After graduating from Columbus Lakeview I was off to Crete, NE where I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education.  I was able to obtain my Masters Degree in 2010 in Educational Leadership.  

During my teaching career I had the great opportunity to work in Kimball, NE for ten years.  I taught grades 4, 5, and 6 during that time. I then moved back to my hometown where I taught in the Columbus Lakeview School District at Shell Creek Elementary and then at Platte Center Elementary.  While at Lakeview I taught grades 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. I had many great experiences teaching and loved every minute of it.  

In 2016 I looked to grow even more in my educational experiences and found a job in the Norfolk Public School System with Norfolk Middle School as an Assistant Principal.  I worked with some amazing people there and was able to build great relationships with the staff, students and parents. Then in 2019 I accepted a job here at Washington Elementary.  I am extremely excited for this opportunity.

I have a great family that includes my wife Amy, who is a 6th grade teacher at the Middle School, McKenzie, who works as a CNA in Omaha, Makenna, who is going to college, and Rialynn, who gets to come to school every day with dad at Washington.

I am really excited to meet each and every one of you.  If you should need anything please don’t hesitate to call or email me.  


 Ryan Specht

Washington Elementary Principal