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Meet Our Staff


​​​​​​​Kristal Platt M.S., is the Vision Program Coordinator and Genetic Counselor at Boys Town National Research Hospital. From personal experience of growing up with a visual impairment, she knows firsthand that children who have visual impairments often do not have the same opportunities to participate in sports as their sighted peers. Her personal and professional knowledge has allowed her to be instrumental in creating programs to benefit families who have children with visual impairments.

Michael Messerole Ph.D., is the Assistant Director and an Associate Professor for the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Nebraska Omaha. He has been training physical education teachers for 20 years and specializes in adapted physical education. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Northern Colorado in Physical Education Pedagogy.

Glen Wragge M.S., has taught Adaptive Physical Education in the Millard Public Schools in Nebraska for more than two decades. He has been a part-time teacher at the University of Nebraska at Omaha for the past 17 years. From 1983 to 1990 he was a teacher of secondary special education students with severe to profound disabilities in Westside Community Schools in Omaha. He earned a Master’s in physical education with a specialization in adaptive physical education.