An introduction to NCSA's new Communication Specialist

An introduction to NCSA's new Communication Specialist

My name is Tyler Dahlgren, and I am the new communications specialist for the Nebraska Council of School Administrators. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you about myself and what I hope to build and accomplish here.

Our vision is to establish a highly interactive, continuous outlet of content on the Nebraska Advantage website that highlights students, schools, teachers or administrators that go above and beyond to make a difference in our public schools. With that strong content serving as a base, we’ll aim to create a heavy presence on social media.

Nebraska Advantage wants to fill your timeline with all the great things that happen in our public schools, so give us a Twitter follow @NEADVANTAGE and @NSCAToday!

From December of 2014 up until last week, I served as the sports editor for the Washington County Enterprise, a position that included close work with three public school systems in Blair, Arlington and Fort Calhoun.

I believe in public schools, and have seen countless success stories that I am now thrilled to find, with your help, and tell. There are incredible people within our public schools doing special things, and my passion is telling those stories.

A graduate of Blair High School and the University of Nebraska-Omaha, I’ve always loved sports and writing. Eventually, those two interests merged, and I’ve covered sports in some capacity for the last 10 years. I’m looking forward to easing back into the “fan” role.

I am a Kansas City Royals die-hard (even before they were good, I swear), and cheer for the Dallas Cowboys and Los Angeles Lakers, though I’m in the market for a new NBA team now that Kobe Bryant is retired.

I have two favorite places in the world.

The first is Memorial Stadium, so the move to the capital city is naturally exciting. Though about everyone around here will tell you the same thing, my Husker fandom really does border on obsession. I’m looking forward to catching more games at Pinnacle Bank Arena this winter, too.

The second is my sanctuary: The lake, with a fishing pole in hand. More specifically, the dock when the crappie or walleye are biting. I spend free time in the spring and summer with my tackle box.

Like I mentioned briefly before, I am looking forward to scouring the state for success stories within our public schools. My previous experience leads me to believe they won’t be hard to find.

Story tips are a writer’s best friend, so don’t be shy. Flood my inbox at, or find us on Twitter @NEADVANTAGE or @NCSAToday and give us a shout.