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Meet the Adjunct Staff

Amanda Parker (Color Guard)

Amanda is a class of 2016 Millard West graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2020. She is currently pursuing a Masters of Science with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, where she also works as a Graduate Assistant for the Center of Public Affairs Research.


Amanda has been sharing her color guard and dance experience as an instructor since 2016. During the winter season, Amanda instructs the Millard West Varsity and Junior Varsity Winter Guards.

Morgan Shipley (Drumline)

Morgan graduated from Millard West with the class of 2015. In 2019, he received a Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduation Morgan continued his passion in Graphic Design and currently works as a pre-production Graphic Artist at a local print shop. In addition to Graphic Design, Morgan continues to pursue projects in Audio Production.


Morgan has continued in the marching activities since graduating 2015, including marching in the Cornhusker Marching Band and in the Railmen Indoor Percussion Ensemble. Morgan has instructed at Millard West since 2016.

Linsey Lisowyj (Yoga Instructor)

Linsey is a class of 2003 Millard West graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science in Design from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2007. 

Currently, she works at The Interior Design Firm,, where expression of creativity is encouraged and passion for people and great design intertwine. Linsey has been sharing her 20+ years of dance and color guard experience with the MWHS Marching Band.

Michal Lisowyj (Visual Instructor)

Michal has been a visual instructor at numerous high schools around the Midwest since 2000 and is currently the Visual Caption Head at Millard West High School in Omaha, NE. Michal's marching experience includes the University of Nebraska Cornhusker Marching Band, and five seasons with the Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. While marching with the Blue Devils, he won two DCI World Championships, in 1999 and 2003.

Michal is also an active adjudicator in both the fall and winter seasons. He has judged at marching contests throughout the Midwest as well as indoor percussion, winds, and winter guard with the Heartland Winter Arts Association in Omaha.

Michal graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and is working towards his Masters of Mechanical Engineering degree at Iowa State University. Currently, he works as a Design Engineer at Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station.

Kellie Simerly

Kellie Simerly (she/her), a 2014 graduate of Millard West High School,  is from Omaha, Nebraska where she currently works at Makovicka Physical Therapy. She graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in May of 2o22, where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. During her time at Kansas, Kellie was a member of the Marching Jayhawks, serving as a rank leader for the 2015-2016 seasons and baritone section leader for the 2017 season.


Kellie spent four summers with the Phantom Regiment playing euphonium from 2015 to 2018. During her ageout season in 2018, Kellie served as the movement captain and euphonium section leader. Upon returning to Omaha, she began working with the Millard West Marching Band on visual staff, where they received Best Visual in the state of Nebraska for the 2018 and 2019 seasons under her instruction. In addition, Kellie joined the visual instructional team for Crossroads Percussion in Des Moines, IA in 2018. She has been on the Phantom Regiment visual team since 2020 with a focus on physical training and movement.


Kellie has been involved with the performing arts since she was 5 years old. She started off with dance, doing so competitively until she was 17. She has been involved with the marching arts since 2010 and continues to stay involved through teaching. She is well-versed with human biomechanics, dance and movement, marching, and physical health from her extensive dance and marching experiences, as well as her professional education in physical therapy. Kellie loves being involved in the organization that has shaped her life so positively and looks forward to spending another summer with Phantom Regiment!

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