Stephen C. Joel, Ed.D. is the Superintendent for Lincoln Public Schools (LPS). A native of Long Island, New York, with degrees from Doane College, University of Nebraska, and Kansas State, Dr. Joel has extensive experience as a superintendent in Kansas and Nebraska. Prior to his current role as Superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools, Dr. Joel served for ten years as superintendent in Grand Island and eight years in Beatrice. Located in the heart of the plains, LPS is renowned for its long-standing legacy of educational excellence and serving more than 39,000 students in 38 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 6 high schools, and 7 additional programs.