🏆Winner of the National Book Foundation's 2020 Innovations in Reading Prize🏆

Mission and Vision

DIBS FOR KIDS IS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT HEADQUARTERED IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA. WE BUILD SOFTWARE THAT SUPPORTS TEACHERS TO SEND MORE BOOKS HOME WITH THEIR STUDENTS AND, IN TURN, MAKE SIGNIFICANT LITERACY GAINS IN THE CLASSROOM.

MISSION STATEMENT

DIBS for Kids is on a Mission to help schools provide every child with access to powerful in-home reading experiences, every school night.

VISION STATEMENT

We envision a future where classrooms, schools, and entire districts are supported to make daily in-home reading accessible and exciting for all students. 

Meet Our Team

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angie miller

executive director

Angie is a Nebraska native with an extensive background in law and nonprofit leadership. She is passionate about creating nightly in-home reading opportunities for elementary students. Angie joined DIBS in July 2021.

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Marie Kovar, Ed.S.

Director of School Support

As a former School Psychologist and DIBS parent, Marie has been involved with the DIBS program since 2015. She supports our schools to ensure they have what they need to be successful.

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Katherine nixon

School Support Manager

Katherine is a California transplant with a passion for public health and education. She served at DIBS as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2019 before being hired as the SSM. She is currently working towards her MPH. 

Board of Directors

Scott Brown

Board chair

Maria Malnack

Board Treasurer

Jeff mcguire

Board Secretary

Katie Lessman

Board Member

CY WAKEMAN

Board Member

DANITA WEBB

Board Member

Connie Saunders

Board member

Katy Spratte Joyce

Board Member

Tom Hoy

Board Member

DIBS Community Champions

Rose Edzie

University of Nebraska Foundation

Director of Development

Lisa Gotsdiner

Gallup

Senior Business Solutions Consultant

Blake Hoogeveen

Mindset

Co-Owner

Mike Joyce

QLI

Director of Development and Public Relations

John Nania

LEARNING FOR ALL

CHIEF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

EMILY PRAUNER

OMAHA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

DONOR SERVICES SPECIALIST

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