Last week Bonnie Gill introduced us to new member Deirdre Milobar.  Deirdre was born and educated in Ireland.

She attended St. Patrick's College of Education at the National University of Ireland & Majored in Special Education.  She then taught in Dublin and Cashel for 9 years.

Deirdre received a Rotary Fellowship to study at UNO. She earned a Masters' of Reading Diagnosis and Remediation as well as a Master's in Learning Disabilities.  She went on to earn her PhD in Educational Administration-Special Education. 

She became a Reading Specialist with Council Bluffs Community Schools until 1998. She also served as Principal of Madonna School Omaha (Special Education) 1998-2003 and then worked for Omaha Public Schools Special Education until retirement. 

Deirdre is an active community member having served on the Board of Directors of the YMCA Maple St, Community Alliance, and the Omaha Education Association.  She currently serves on theCommunity Alliance Committee for their annual fundraiser "Breaking the Silence".

She is also a Past President of Irish American Cultural Institute & the Nebraska Association for Disabilities.  She is married to Leon Milobar.  He is District Director of Small Business Administration.

In her free time, Deirdre enjoys traveling, reading, walking, quilting, lunching with friends and sampling good wine.  Welcome, Deirdre!