All About Mr. Ventura

Edward Ventura

Media Specialist

Room Library


Mission Statement

As a teacher-librarian, I get to share my love of the written word, create a culturally sensitive, learner-centered environment and teach research and 21st-century skills all at the same time.


Educational Background

BA New Mexico Highlands Univ. Journalism

MS Peru State College Instructional Technology

MA Univ. of Nebraska at Omaha Library


Fun Fact

One son. Three dogs. Love the Nebraska Cornhusker and the New York Giants.


Role Model/Superhero

Captain America because he fights for freedom and never gives up plus he is brave and kind.


Fictional character

George Bailey from "It's a Wonderful Life"


When I’m not at school I’m usually…

…advocating for members as the NSEA Ethnic Minority Affairs Committee At-Large member and chair of its committee.


Favorite Books

  1. 1.  Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion

  2. 2. Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

  3. 3.  Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  4. 4.  Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

  5. 5.  Skipping Christmas by John Grisham