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Skip Bailey

All About Me

I was a pilot in the United States Air Force and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in May of 2016 after 25 years of service. I served 12 of those years at Offutt Air Force Base in Bellevue and lived in the Papillion School district. My family has made this community our home.

Currently I am the Flight Training Coordinator for the University of Nebraska at Omaha Aviation Institute. I instruct pilot certification courses, mentor and supervise the flight students and manage the contract flight instructors. Additionally, I have been tasked with continuing to improve the safety, quality, competence, and professionalism of UNO flight students.

My wife Sherry and I are the proud parents of three children. Nick and Beth are 21 year-old twins who are in their junior years of college and are graduates of Papillion LaVista South High School. Tori is a junior at Papillion LaVista South High School. 

Sherry is in her 9th year of teaching and is currently a second grade teacher at Carriage Hill Elementary. 

Check out this great article about my career:

Why I am Running for School Board

It's all about the students.  There are over 11,600 students being educated in the 2017-2018 school year.  That number will increase each year

I have a bachelor’s degree in Public Affairs with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Indiana University and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Carolina.

I taught pilots how to fly in the Air Force, I taught ROTC at Kent State University in Ohio, and I currently teach Aviation at UNO

I have a great admiration for our teachers and school administrators as they strive to teach, balance budgets, manage human resources, implement policies, run our schools, and make curricular decisions. 

I want to serve my community and through my educational background and career, serving as a member of the Papillion LaVista School Board is the prefect way to continue that service.


What I will do

I will work as a member of a team with other board members and adminitrators to:

Provide the most up to date facilities

Attract and retain the best teachers available

Ensure we have the best resources and most current curriculum

Provide productive post-high school planning and counseling

Practice fiscal responsibility and planning with tax payer dollars

I echo the values and beliefs listed on the Papillion LaVista Community Schools website:

  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Respect
  • Hard Work
  • We embrace the conviction that ALL students can achieve. 

 I will be a positive voice and a positive force for Papillion LaVista Community Schools.

Contact Me

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Skip Bailey

2151 Broadwater Dr, Papillion, NE 68046, US

(402) 650-0574