Principal Changes For 2022-2023

Principal Changes For 2022-2023
Posted on 07/28/2022

Garden City Public Schools has appointed a number of experienced staff members to fill key Principal and Teacher on Special Assignment positions in the district for the 2022-23 school year.

David DeLoach will be the principal at Gertrude Walker Elementary School.  He is transferring from a Special Education instructor at Alta Brown Elementary School.  

Ben Luna will be the interim principal at Buffalo Jones Elementary School.  He is transferring from being a Teacher on Special Assignment at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center.

Whitney Linenberger will be the associate principal in the Public Service Academy at Garden City High School.  She is transferring from being the Teacher on Special Assignment at Abe Hubert Elementary School and Alta Brown Elementary School. 

Bryan Kott will be the Teacher on Special Assignment at Abe Hubert Elementary School and Alta Brown Elementary School.  He is transitioning from being the associate principal in the Public Service Academy at Garden City High School.

Kelly Gerber will be the Teacher on Special Assignment at Florence Wilson Elementary School and at Victor Ornelas Elementary School. She is coming to the district from St. Dominic Catholic School in Garden City where she was a 5th and 6th grade teacher.

Paula Figgs will be the Teacher on Special Assignment at Bernadine Sitts Intermediate Center.  She is coming to the district from Liberal where she was a Kindergarten through 5th grade STEM Wheel teacher.

Melissa Hayse will be a Teacher on Special Assignment at Garden City High School.  She is moving from being a Special Education teacher at the high school. 

The first day of school for the 2022-23 school year will be Wednesday, August 17 with a half-day orientation for students in grades kindergarten through fifth, seventh, ninth and tenth, and all students new to Garden City Public Schools. The first full day of school for the district will be Thursday, August 18, 2022.  All classes for elementary through high school will be in session for the start of the 2022-23 school year. Garfield Early Childhood Center’s first day of school will be Monday, August 22, 2022.