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Natalie Peterson

Natalie Peterson received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in Family and Consumer Sciences. She then went on to receive her master’s degree from Wayne State College in Curriculum and Instruction. This upcoming year will be her eighth year teaching, seventh year at Millard South teaching both Everyday Living and Foods for Today. She will be serving as co-department head alongside Nichole Larson.

Natalie enjoys many activities outside of school including spending time with her husband and sons, Carter, Blake, and Garrett. With a family history immersed in athletics, she enjoys anything ‘sports’ including Husker football, running, spending time at the lake and attending MANY basketball games as the wife of a head high school boys basketball coach.


Barb Vanderbeek


Mrs. Barbara Vanderbeek has been at Millard South for 8 years in the FCS department. She completed her undergraduate degree and teaching endorsement at the University of Nebraska, and Master's degree at Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.  Currently, she teaches Child Development, Sewing/Clothing class and Everyday Living.  She is an Omaha native, and enjoys lots of outdoor sports and activities. Travel is also an important part of life as Barb's travels take her all over the United States and Europe.  She also enjoys time at home with her husband and children, as well as her 4 dogs who are near and dear to her heart.