Meet Mrs. Hamik
We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!
What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
What year did you start working at St. Stephen?
Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
My background is in radiologic technology. I graduated from Mary Lanning in Hastings, NE and Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. I have worked at St. Anthony's Hospital in O'Neill, NE, Our Lady of Lourdes in Norfolk, NE and most recently at Hawarden Community Hospital in Hawarden, Iowa.
What do you love about your job?
I just love coming to school and helping out the students and staff in any way that I can. I also love being able to walk home with my grandkids.
Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
One of my favorite saints is St. Therese of Lisieux. A few of my favorite Bible verses are Isaiah 43:1, Isaiah 40: 30-31, and The Beatitudes: Matthew 5: 1-11.
Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
My husband Dan and I are the parents of three adult children. Chad is a registered nurse and chemist and lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Brad is a physician and lives with his wife and children, Bodhi and Kaia, in New York City. Holly is also an RN and healthcare administrator. She and her husband and four children, Dylan, Kaylee, Rylan and Samantha, live here in Omaha. Rylan and Samantha are students at St. Stephen!
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
The first thing I remember wanting to be was a ballerina. That didn't quite pan out. Ha, ha! When I was a teen, I volunteered as a candy striper (dating myself here!) and after that experience, I knew I wanted to work in the medical field.
What is your favorite sweet treat?
Do you have any hidden talents or hobbies?
I enjoy quilting, hiking and traveling.
What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
My advice for parents is to read to their children every night before bedtime.