Counseling Staff

Meet the Counseling Staff. Click on their name to find our more about them.
6th Grade - Mr. Tim Lucks 402-715-8509


My name is Tim Lucks. This is my first year as a counselor for Russell Middle School. Before I came to Russell, I was a 6th grade Science teacher and coach at Elkhorn Grandview Middle.

I am excited to get involved in leadership opportunities as a coach and club sponsor. 

When I am not at school, I live a busy lifestyle keeping up with my 3 kids under 7 years old. I enjoy spending time with my wife traveling, going to concerts and exploring new restaurants. In my free time I enjoy working out, playing basketball and family time watching movies and playing games. 

I am excited to work with all of the students and families at Russell and look forward to meeting all of you. Please visit the Russell counseling parent lounge to help assist you and your child. Also, please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.



7th Grade - Mrs. Cari Hagemoser 402-715-8510

My name is Cari Hagemoser. I am so excited to see what this school year will bring! You will seem me in the hallways, at lunch, and even in some of your classes, feel free to say hi at any time or come down to the Counseling office if something is on your mind! The best part of my job is to see how much growth students have had from year to year and helping the students be successful while learning the ins and outs of Middle School.

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with family, friends, playing with our baby boy, and my husband. We enjoy doing taking family walks, swimming, traveling, and cheering on the Huskers.


Mrs. Hagemoser's Virtual Office

Cari Hagemoser

8th Grade - Mrs. Stefanie Lorenzen 402-715-8508

My name is Stefanie Lorenzen and this is my 12th year at Russell Middle School as a School Counselor. Before I came to RMS, I was a Social Studies teacher at Millard West High School for 5 years.

I enjoy being involved in our school. I coach Cross Country and Morning Wellness Club. I am also the Student Leadership Team and Teammates facilitator. 

Outside of school, I lead an active lifestyle. I enjoy running. I love to travel and read books. My husband and I enjoy watching football together and trying different restaurants. I have 4 daughters, a son in law, and a granddaughter.

Middle School is an exciting, challenging, and memorable time in your life. The best part is that every day YOU get to decide what kind of day it will make it a good day. And remember, life doesn't get better by chance, it gets better by change! If you want something, make it happen!


Mrs. Lorenzen's Virtual Office

Stefanie Lorenzen




School Social Worker - Mrs. Kaitlyn Runyon 402-715-8511

My name is Kaitlyn Runyon. This is my first year as a Social Worker for Russell Middle School. I am also the Social Worker for Holling Heights and Willowdale Elementary. You will find me in the Counseling Office at RMS on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter. We love spending time with our family, watching movies, and going for long walks. 

My goal is to ensure all students have the physical and emotional tools they need to have a successful school year. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming. My goal is to help you navigate those challenges in order to grow and achieve your goals. I want to break down barriers in order for you to be the best you can be. I know you are strong enough to face it all, even when it feels impossible.