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    Valerie Gehrer

59 Council Grove High School Seniors To Graduate During Sunday Commencement

Fifty-nine seniors are candidates for diplomas during the Council Grove High School Commencement ceremony, being held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Council Grove High School gymnasium.

Valerie Gehrer, Principal of Prairie Heights Elementary School in Alta Vista, will deliver the graduation message.

Gehrer spent two years at Coffeyville Community College. She later transferred to Kansas State University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and began her teaching career at Council Grove Elementary School as an instructor for this year’s senior class. The following year transferred to Prairie Heights Middle School. While working for both USD 417 and USD 475 in Geary County, she completed her masters degree. After spending two years at Fort Riley Middle School, she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a degree is Building Leadership and Administration. She then came back to USD 417 as the principal of Prairie Heights Elementary in Alta Vista, where she resides with her husband, Nick, daughter, Ellie, and son, Adam.



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