Van Haute, TomStudy Skills Teacher, Physical Education
Mr. Tom Van Haute is our Study Skills Teacher, PE Teacher as well as an assistant in the football program. He graduated from Hastings College in 2015 with a Master's in Special Education. His undergraduate degree is in Physical Education.
Schow, LizContemporary Literature Teacher, Guidance and College Planning
Mrs. Liz Powers Schow has been teaching at Gross Catholic since 2004. She graduated from Gross Catholic in 1996, has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in counseling from Creighton University. She teaches English and works in the Guidance Department. Her duties also include coordinating boys basketball with her brother and the culinary team with her husband. Mrs. Schow and her husband have three children.
John Schultz has been principal at Gross Catholic since 2012. He previously worked at Omaha Public Schools, where he served as a Supervisor in the Curriculum and Learning Department for seven years. His duties included writing a nationally distributed curriculum for the National Academy Foundation and the State of Nebraska Business and Marketing frameworks. He was also responsible for the development and delivery of the Business and Marketing Curriculum in the Omaha Public Schools. These duties included mentoring business and marketing teachers on strategies to increase student achievement. Prior to this, John taught for seven years, most recently at Benson High School. John, his wife Lynn, and their daughter are active parishioners at St. Leo Catholic Church. John and Lynn presented the Welcome Your Baby curriculum at St. Leo, and the family has been active in the music ministry and volunteering for Vacation Bible School. John has been a member of the St. Leo Parish Council for the last three years. John and Lynn are also active volunteers at St. Pius/St. Leo School. They served as the 2010 fundraiser co-chairs, and John has served as the School Board President for the past two years. He coaches two teams in the SPSL Soccer Club and served as president of the club for the 2010-11 season.
John's wife, Lynn Reed Schultz is a 1988 Gross Catholic alumnae and is the principal of St. Bernadette School.
Homan, JimBYOD Program Coordinator, PowerSchool Coordinator, Director of Web Development, Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach, Technology Staff
Mr. Jim Homan, at Gross Catholic since 1987, has both a bachelor's and a master's degree from Creighton University. Homan has many duties at Gross including coaching girls soccer and moderating student council. He is also the Director of Web Development, Bring Your Own Device Technology Coordinator, and helps with PowerSchool and GCGmail. Homan also assists with Social Media. Mr. Homan has lived in Omaha for most of his life. He has been married to Darci Homan since 1990. They have 2 daughters attending Catholic school.
Gilson, MartyGuidance Counselor, Testing Coordinator
Over 30 years in education, Mr. Gilson has taught English, Physical Education, and Health and has been a Head Basketball Coach. Currently, Mr. Gilson is one of the guidance counselors working with Freshman and Sophomores. He also is available to help any student or parent as needed in the areas of personal, social, academic, and college/ career. Additionally, Mr. Gilson is the testing coordinator.
Gilson grew up in Los Angeles but has lived in Nebraska since the early 80's. Mr. Gilson is married to his wife Lori and they have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.