About Us

Mission Statement

The Omaha Memorial Adventist School family exists to show children Jesus, nurture their love for Him and others, teach them to think, and empower them to serve.

Our Philosophy

The Omaha Memorial Adventist School is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide a spiritually oriented education for children. A belief in the existence of the Creator God is fundamental in the philosophy of Seventh-day Adventist schools. We respect His divine authority and recognize His intervention in human affairs. We believe that true education develops the spiritual, mental, and physical powers of each student; preparing them for the joy of service in this life and for the higher joy of service in the life to come. To achieve this goal, we encourage each student to:

  • develop a personal relationship with God and his fellow men as stated in Matthew 2:37-39
  • master the basic academic skills
  • value labor, physical and mental, as the blessing God intended
  • cultivate physical fitness, mental ability, and moral purity as the blessing God intended.

The Omaha Memorial Adventist School is operated in harmony with the guidance and direction of the Office of Education, North American Division of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.


Our Teachers


[Loretta Johnson]

Loretta Johnson

Grades 5 - 8, Lead Teacher

I was born and raised in South Africa. At the age of 22 I left South Africa to teach English and Bible in South Korea. Thereafter I worked as a paraprofessional at an elementary school for 5 years, after which I decided to do my master’s degree in Education. I have taught in Tennessee for 3 years, followed by 4 years with OPS. This is my 3rd year with OMAS. I am married with 4 children – a 23-year-old son, 21-year- old daughter, 15-yearold daughter, and a 20-year-old stepson. My life has been an interesting journey. I was raised Catholic and at 19 I attended a Bible study on Daniel chapter 2. How amazing it was to see that what I had learned in school about history was outlined in the Bible through prophecy. I have seen God use different elements of my life to teach me who He is and who I need to be. It has been such a blessing to learn more about God as I teach my students. And this year we will find out what more we will learn about Him as He prepares us for the kingdom.




[Chad Dungan]

Chad Dungan

Grades 1 - 4, Teacher

I am so excited to be joining the team here at Omaha Memorial Adventist School. I am originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee. I am a proud product of Adventist education from 2nd grade until the end of my educational career. I graduated from Union College with a degree in elementary education in 2013, and currently I am working on a master’s degree in Administration and Leadership through La Sierra University. I have had the pleasure of teaching for seven years in Adventist education, most recently in Taiwan. I enjoy traveling, reading, and sports. I grew up as a Seventh day Adventist and have been blessed to see the faithfulness of God as I worked as a counselor at camp, and as a colporteur. My biggest joy in life is being friends with Jesus Christ. I am privileged to be able to share my love for Jesus with our students. I am excited to get to know each of the families represented at this school.



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