The Learning Community mission is guided by an educator with experience stretching from Texas to Nebraska. David Patton’s diverse background includes multiple leadership roles in both urban and rural school districts.

Career Highlights

David’s early years in education took him to Texas where he was a classroom teacher, assistant principal and principal. He returned to the metro area as an Omaha Public Schools administrator with valuable insights into the impact of poverty in education.  As a senior administrator for more than ten years, he managed a wide range of responsibility including student services, community relations and information management. Before joining the Learning Community, David served as Superintendent of Twin River Public Schools in Genoa, Nebraska.


Ed.S with PK-12 Superintendent Endorsement,University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Project Management Advanced Studies certification, Washington University; Public Administration M.S. with Public School Administration endorsement, University of Nebraska-Omaha; Education B.A., Social Science B.A., Midland University.

Professional Associations

Member of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators. Former member: Peer Review Team for the Council of the Great City Schools, Nebraska Association of Technology Administrators, National Center for Education Statistics.