Strengthening Democracy Award Winner-Bob Bednar

Bob Bednar is the school counselor at Pleasanton Public Schools in Pleasanton, NE, a post which he has held for 37 years. He also teaches the distance learning psychology and health career courses for Pleasanton. He began his teaching career in Omaha, after graduating with an education degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his master’s from the University of Nebraska-Omaha in school guidance and counseling.


Bob is being honored as the Outstanding Admin award winner for his consistent and steady commitment to rural community development through the UNK Rural Civic Action Program.  He has helped students design impactful service-learning projects throughout the Pleasanton community and was one of the original participating schools for the UNK RCAP program.

Bob and his wife, Sandy, have three married sons and seven grandchildren.

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