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 17h 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 4 grandkids. I enjoy spending time with my family. We love to go hiking, kayaking and any 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 9th 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. 
      My husband Mason and I have two children, Hayden and Simon, and two dogs, Blu and Denfi. We love to go to the park and play!
      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

      My name is Sara Gehrt (pronounced Garrett) this marks the beginning of my 14th year in 4th grade. My path to education was a windy one, involving other careers before I finally arrived at what I wanted to be when I grew up: a teacher. After substituting for USD232 for a few years, I decided to return to school to obtain my elementary education licensure. My husband, Mark, and I have been married for 32 years and live with our trusty German Wirehair Pointer, Dakota, in Linwood, Kansas. We have two grown children. Our daughter Katie lives in Olathe and is passionate about helping others. Our son, Mitch and his wife, Allie live in Shawnee. Mitch is a computer programmer and website designer, and Allie is an occupational therapist at a local hospital. My husband and I love to travel and visit new places. We enjoy creating new recipes together and spend time with our wonderful family. Other hobbies include cheering for the Chiefs and K-State Wildcats, gardening and spending time outdoors.


      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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