Lisa Fricke
State Board of Education

Education is the key to opportunity.

About Lisa



Lisa Fricke has dedicated 36 years to teaching in Nebraska public schools. Currently, she is serving her second year of her four-year term on the State Board of Education, District 2, which includes most of Sarpy County and a large portion of Douglas County.  


Fricke graduated from Bellevue East High School, student-taught in Bellevue, and graduated from Wayne State College. During her career, she served as a master teacher mentor for the Intergenerational Mentoring Program and helped develop state assessments for reading, writing, and special education math. She was also a gubernatorial appointee to the Special Education Accountability Commission for three years, and a mentor for Coach Tom and Nancy Osborne’s Teammates Program. Fricke has also served on several School Improvement External Visitation Teams.

Fricke grew up in a military family where her father served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years. Because of her father’s dedicated service and her mother’s support of her military family, Fricke is a strong advocate for veterans and their families.


Fricke and her husband, David, have three children, Jason, Ryan, and Erica (military veteran). Erica is married to Stephen Velasquez (military veteran), and they have blessed Fricke with three precious grandchildren. David and Lisa are both retired and live in Millard.

The best advice Lisa was given at the beginning of her teaching career was, “Teach your students the way you would want your own children to be taught.” She kept this advice at the heart of her teaching for 36 years. 


Support Lisa in continuing her work as a member of the State Board of Education. The foundation for future success lies in effective public schools. All Nebraska students deserve the same educational opportunities no matter where they live.  

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