Great Bend, Kansas – Central Kansas Christian Academy (CKCA), a K-8 th grade Christian school in Great Bend, is pleased to announce the hiring of a new school Principal and School Administrator, Sherry Pruter. “I am excited to work with a Christian staff and help our students to understand not only the importance of a good education, but even more important are the values and Christian principles that they learn here at CKCA,” said Pruter. “My long-range vision is to have CKCA accredited as a K-12 building.”
Pruter has nearly three decades of experience in education, as she taught for 16 years between the Great Bend and Nickerson school districts After that, she spent the last 13 years as a school counselor in Lyons and Larned, Kansas.
She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from McPherson College and a Master’s Degree from Fort Hays State University before earning a certification as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in 2015 and then clinical Licensure in 2018 (LCPC). Additionally, while working as a counselor, she also worked as a part time therapist at Healing Hearts Ranch & HHR Therapeutic Service, LLC from 2014-2022 when the agency closed. Recently she also received her Administrative Certification through Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
“My vision for CKCA is to continue to lead a Christ-centered school that not only teaches a rigorous academic curriculum, but provides a Biblical worldview in every subject and area of instruction. With my school counseling background, I would also like to incorporate more social, emotional and character development lessons,” said Pruter. “This would allow students who complete the CKCA curriculum to be academically, spiritually, socially and emotionally equipped to transfer and successfully transition to whatever high school they choose to attend.”
Pruter will continue onboarding throughout the summer, preparing for the upcoming 2023/2024 school year. She will be handling the day-to-day operations of the school and providing leadership and communication with staff, parents, and students. Additional responsibilities include public relations, academic oversight, administrative and operational management, and serving as a liaison between staff, parents, board members and teachers.
Outside of work, Pruter enjoys reading, biking and family gatherings. She also enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. Sherry lives outside of Great Bend, Kansas with her husband, Dale.
Anyone interested in learning more about CKCA or enrolling their child (K-8) for the 2023/2024 school year can visit www.ckcacademy.com to learn more, or they may contact the school office weekdays when school is in session: 620-792-3477 or email@example.com. During the summer, callers may leave a message and their call will be returned. CKCA will host their annual come-and-go Enrollment Day on August 3rd. Central Kansas Christian Academy also has a Facebook page for followers to keep up with school news and events.