Evans, NicoleAdvancement Director
Nicole Evans, an Omaha native, is the Advancement Director for Gross Catholic High School. After spending more than a decade in healthcare and public health program management, Nicole spent a year working as a first grade teacher assistant and certified substitute teacher at a Catholic elementary school to help transition her career from healthcare administration to Catholic education. Most recently, she served as the director of Development for the Omaha Catholic School Consortium from June 2015 – May 2017.
She has a bachelor’s in journalism/communications, a master’s in business administration/healthcare administration, and has a local substitute-teaching license from the Nebraska Department of Education.
Nicole and her husband, Shawn, have two boys. They are parishioners at St. Gerald Catholic Church and both children attend Catholic school. Nicole enjoys running, swimming, spending time with her family, and volunteering at her children’s school.402-734-2000 ext. 121
Sledge, DawnDirector of Special Events
Dawn is our Director of Special Events(402) 734-2000 Ext 124
Ostrowski, DorothyPresident of Gross Catholic
Dr. Dorothy Ostrowski has been at Gross Catholic since 1981. She began as a classroom teacher in the English Department and moved to Assistant Principal in 1996. Dr. Ostrowski went on to become Principal in 2000 and school President in 2012. Dr. Ostrowski holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Creighton University and earned a Doctorate in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska in 2005. She was born and raised in Omaha and attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School and Archbishop Ryan High School. She is a life-long member of St. Stanislaus parish.(402) 734-2000 ext: 103
Jacobson, MichalaAdmissions and Marketing Director and Varsity Softball Coach
Michala (D’Ercole) Jacobson is currently the Admissions and Marketing Director and Varsity Softball Coach.
She is a 1990 graduate of Gross Catholic High School. She received a bachelor’s degree from College of Saint Mary in elementary and Early Childhood Education and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Doane College. After being in the classroom teaching for 14 years, Michala became the Assistant Principal and then Principal at St. Gerald Catholic School.
Michala has also coached softball for 20 years and is a certified presenter for the Champions of Character Program through the NAIA. She was the JV then Varsity coach at Gross Catholic from 1995 – 2003 and then moved on to College of Saint Mary, Omaha and coached softball at CSM from 2003 – 2006.
Michala and her husband Chris have three daughters and one son.(402) 734-2000 ext: 126
Homan, JimIMS Specialist, Girls Varsity Soccer Head Coach, Student Council Moderator
Mr. Jim Homan, at Gross Catholic since 1987, has both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Creighton University. He is in charge of the school’s Bring Your Own Device program, and coordinates PowerSchool, GCGmail, and social media. Homan’s other duties at Gross include coaching girls soccer and moderating student council. Mr. Homan has lived in Omaha for most of his life. Mr. Homan has 2 daughters.(402) 734-2000 ext: 105
Nolte, MollyAlumni Director
Molly (McGill) Nolte was born and raised in Omaha and is a 1999 graduate of Gross Catholic High School. She attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Molly has more than 13 years experience working for an e-commerce company as a buyer and has developed skills including creating extensive business plans, marketing, vendor relations, and events management.
Molly and her husband Mike have been married for over 15 years and have two boys. Both boys currently attend Catholic schools. Molly enjoys running, Pilates and spends a lot of her time on the soccer field, cheering on both of her boys.402-734-2000 ext 123