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Rachel Wise, elected to the Nebraska State Board of Education in 2013, has been involved in the education for over 30 years, beginning her career as a teacher in Tekamah, Neb. Wise also taught at Winnebago Public Schools, Logan View Public Schools and Wayne State College. She has also held positions in administrative and management at Martin Luther Home in York, Neb., Educational Service Unit #7 in Columbus, Neb., and Omaha Public Schools and Building Bright Futures in Omaha, Neb.






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