Degrees and Certifications:
BA MidAmerica Nazarene University MA University of Kansas MA University of Kansas EdD University of Kansas (seeking 2023)
My name is Amy VanRheen and I am so EXCITED to be a Cardinal! I have spent the past 25 years in the Gardner school district as a teacher, coach, and administrator. I have taught at the elementary, middle and high school levels. I have been a middle school assistant principal the past three years at Trail Ridge Middle School in Gardner. I have learned so much about the importance of community during my career in Gardner. While I will miss old friends, I look forward to becoming part of the Eudora family.
I have two children. My daughter, Elly, is a sophomore at Mill Valley High School. My son, Acy, is an eighth grader at Monticello Trails Middle School. They keep my husband and I busy with all their sports and activities. My husband is the Athletic Director at Blue Valley High School. At our house, every night is game night! Even with our busy life, I can say that being a mom is the highlight of my days.
I received my bachelors degree from MidAmerica Nazarene University where I also played basketball. I have a Sports Management degree from the University of Kansas and a degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Kansas. I am currently working on my doctorate at the University of Kansas and will graduate in May of 2023. I am a lifelong learner. I love school and can’t wait to meet all the teachers and students at EHS. The start of a school year is a new beginning. It offers excitement and hope for good times and the opportunity to make memories. Let the fun begin!