Rick Kolowski

Dr. Rick Kolowski is currently a State Senator in Nebraska who is entering his 7th year in that position. He retired from public education in 2008 after 41 years of service to his community. He is a life member of PDK and he continues to be an active member of his local chapter – the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

He served on the PDK Board of Directors from 1989 – 2003, and was International President from 1999 – 2001. As a State Senator he serves on the Education, Natural Resources and Retirement Systems Committees.

He and his wife Bonnie (also a Kappan) have two sons and five grandchildren.

About PDK International

Established in 1906, PDK International supports teachers and school leaders by strengthening their interest in the profession through the entire arc of their career.

We honor educators as professionals who learn daily from their work and want to share their knowledge with others to transform the lives of their students and their own specialized work.

As a social sector organization, we elevate the discourse around teaching and learning with the goal of transforming the student experience to ensure that every child has access to a high-quality education.