Dr. Cory Gibson
Gibson joined the Valley Center administrative team in July of 2012. He
has worked in a wide variety of positions within schools since 1992.
Experiences include that of a custodian, paraeducator, substitute
teacher, teacher, counselor, principal, assistant superintendent, and
superintendent. Prior to joining the Valley Center School District, he
served as the superintendent of the Halstead-Bentley School District.
Gibson’s two children, Ashtyn and
Jayton, both attend Valley Center schools. His wife, Jennifer, is the
registrar at Valley Center High School.
His education includes a Bachelor’s
Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Building Level
Leadership, and an Educational Specialist Degree in District Level
Leadership from Pittsburg State University. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Arkansas December 2016.
joined the Valley Center administrative team in July 2012, and has a
total of 30 years in education. Prior to Coming to Valley Center, Bonner
was the principal at Maize High School. His experience also includes
being the principal at Mulvane Middle School; Assistant
Principal/Athletic Director at Rose Hill Middle School; and 13 years of
teaching and coaching in three districts.
Primarily responsible for human
resources and federal and state programs, Bonner also oversees the
maintenance and grounds, transportation, and custodial departments, as
well as many operational aspects of the district.
Bonner earned his Bachelor’s Degree
from St. Mary of the Plains College, and his Master’s Degree and
district-level license from Wichita State University. He is currently working on his doctoral degree through Wichita State as well. His family
includes his wife of 28 years, Kelly; Drew, his 22 year old son who is in his first year at the KU School of Medicine; and Mackenzie, Gabby, and Emma, his three
small dogs. He enjoys being active and hiking in Colorado every chance
Director of Learning
Khosravipour joined the Valley Center School District in 2000 when she
was hired to be a fourth grade teacher. During her tenure here, she
has served as an MTSS interventionist, K-12 Instructional Coach, and an
Assistant Principal. Currently, she serves as the Director of Learning
for the school district. In this role, her main focus is to work
collaboratively with teachers and administrators to improve student
learning by ensuring that district curriculum, instruction, and
assessment are aligned to the district’s strategic plan and the Kansas
College and Career Ready Standards. In addition, she also oversees the
district’s new teacher induction program, and collaboratively
facilitates the Professional Development Council, District Leadership
Team, and the District MTSS Team. Prior to coming to Valley Center,
Mrs. Khosravipour was an elementary teacher for the Piper School
District in the Kansas City area.
Khosravipour is a graduate of Emporia State University where she earned
her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Her Master’s Degree in
School Leadership was earned from Baker University. Currently, she is
attending Wichita State University in pursuit of her district level
licensure. Her family includes her husband, Bobby, to whom she has been
married for 25 years; three children; Kevin, Kristin, and Ariel;
daughter-in-law, Katie, and two grandchildren of which she is very
proud! Mrs. Khosravipour loves to spend time with family and friends,
as well as travel during her leisure time.
Director of Finance
Susan is the Director of Finance and started working for the
district in 2001. Before joining the district she spent 20 years in
banking where she was the VP & Trust Operations Officer. At Valley
Center, she is responsible for overseeing all the aspects of the
Business Department including accounts payable, payroll and the budget.
She also serves as the District's Insurance/Benefits Coordinator.
Susan has a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Fort Hays State University.
Director of Food Service/Wellness
Molly is the Director of Food Service and started working for
the district in 2011. Molly's duties include overseeing the operation of
National School meal programs-breakfast, lunch and Summer Food Service
Program. Prior to joining Valley Center, she served as a Food Service
Director in the private school sector.
Molly has a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Wichita State University.
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent/BOE Clerk
Sara is the administrative assistant for the superintendent,
board clerk, answers phone calls/questions, handles workman’s comp
issues, and school lunch program applications. She’s been with the
district since 2008.
HR Administrative Assistant
Serving as the assistant superintendent’s administrative
assistant, Robin handles many human resource responsibilities including
processing applications and new hires, teacher licensure, substitute
teachers, FMLA and unemployment. Robin has been with the
district since May 2016.
Communications Administrative Assistant
Carla is the district office communications administrative assistant whose primary
responsibility is to assist the Director of Student Learning and the Director of Special Education Cooperative. She assists with visitors and callers. She also keeps the
webpage and calendars up-to-date. Carla has been with the district since 2007.
Having been with the district since 2001, Debbie has worked at
both the building and district office level. She is currently the
payroll clerk and responsible for tracking pay, hours, and leave for all
Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk
As the accounts payable clerk, Shelly makes sure the invoices
are received and the bills get paid. Shelly has been with the district