For Immediate Release

Jennifer Sibal
Community Engagement Director
GERING, Neb. <February 18, 2021> - The Gering Board of Education is pleased to announce that Mario Chavez has been selected as Principal of Gering High School (GHS).

Currently, Chavez is serving as Interim Principal at GHS, since being appointed in December 2021.

"Since agreeing to serve as Interim Principal, Mario has proven himself to be a highly capable leader," shares Gering Superintendent, Dr. Nicole Regan. "Mario has an unwavering dedication to our students that is built on a genuine love of education and a passion to connect and build relationships. These characteristics are also what make him such a strong, supportive leader for the staff at GHS."

Chavez grew up in the Scottsbluff/Gering area. He has a strong background in education, previously serving as Residence Life Director at Western Nebraska Community College and Director of Student Outreach at Scottsbluff Public Schools. Chavez has been employed with Gering Public Schools since 2018, where he began as the Dean of Students for the Freshman Academy which transitioned, in 2019, to Dean of Students for grades 9-12 through realignment due to the newly renovated high school. Then in 2020, he moved into the Assistant Principal role expanding career pathway and dual credit opportunities.

"I am excited to make this deeper commitment to the students and staff at GHS and lead us into the future," shares Chavez. "We have an incredibly supportive team at Gering Public Schools and my time as Interim Principal has only reinforced that I am in the right place. We continue to promote and celebrate the academic excellence that Gering is known for and I look forward to aligning that tradition with my vision for creating more opportunities for all students."

Chavez has a Master's Degree in Education Administration, a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Chadron State College, and an Associate of Arts Degree from Western Nebraska Community College.

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