Welcome to 4th Grade!

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Meet the Teachers!

      Mrs. Biehl

      Phone: 913-422-8700


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      Mrs. Linda Biehl

      I love teaching 4th grade! This is my 16th year of teaching 4th grade at CCE. 

      I am a second career educator. I have a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University, Education license from Ottawa University, and Master’s in Education from Baker University. My husband and I have 3 wonderful adult aged children, and 2 grandkids. I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to go for hikes, kayaking or any other activities we can do outside. 



      Mrs. Finley

      Phone: 913-422-8700 ext 2901


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      Mrs. Madison Finley

      Hi there! My name is Mrs. Finley and this is my 6th year teaching 4th grade.  
      I spent my first two years teaching 4th grade in an English-immersion school in El Salvador! Since then, I returned home to Shawnee to teach at Clear Creek. 
      I grew up in USD 232, attending Clear Creek, Mize, Monticello Trails, and Mill Valley! In the spring, I coach the shot put and discus throwers on the track and field team at Mill Valley. This will be my 3rd year as a coach.
      My husband Mason and I have two dogs, Blu and Denfi. We love to take to them to the park and play! Mason and I also love to travel back to Colorado to see his family, and to the Lake of the Ozarks to spend time with mine. 
      I am very excited to be starting another year in 4th grade and look forward to spending it with you! 

      Mrs. Gehrt

      Phone: 913-422-8700 ext2288


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      Mrs. Sara Gehrt

      I love teaching!  I’ve taught 4th and 5th grade and truly believe that 4th grade is the most important year of a student’s career. 

      I found my passion for education after having been a substitute teacher and returned to the classroom to obtain my licensure in 2010.   I have a BS in Communications Management from Missouri State University (1990) and obtained my Elementary Education licensure from Ottawa University. 

      Family is very important to me.  My husband and I have two grown children, Katie and Mitch, a bird dog named Dakota and one grand dog.  We spend our time together traveling, cheering for our favorite teams, and creating recipes and meals together.  

      Click here to learn more about Mrs. Gehrt! 

      Mrs. Koca

      Phone: 913-422-8700 ext 2431


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      Mrs. Loralie Koca

      I have been teaching for many years.  I've taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades, but 4th grade is definitely my favorite!
      I graduated from Kansas State University with my undergraduate degree in teaching, and then I earned my Master's Degree in education from Mid America Nazarene University.
      I love to spend time with my family.  My husband's name is Randy, and we have three children.  My oldest daughter, Madison, is a 3rd grade teacher in Basehor, my son, Mitchell, is a junior at KU, and my youngest daughter, Morgan, is a freshman at Creighton University.
      In my spare time I love to exercise, read, and hang out with my family and friends.

      Click here to learn more about Mrs. Koca! 

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