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Nick Grummert
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Letter From The Principal:

Welcome back Abilene Families! We’re anxiously waiting for all of our scholars to be back in the building with friends and staff, and getting back into a school routine. 

I am incredibly excited to be part of the Abilene family and Valley Center team. My family and I have had nothing short of a warm welcome to the community. We are thrilled to be in Hornet country!

Our Abilene family would like to warmly welcome Cheyenne McHenry to our Pre-K/ECD team, Emily Voegeli to our Pre-K team, Amie Engelbrecht to our Kindergarten team, Jodi Hammerbacher to our Special Education team, and Alysse Bailey will join our team as Counselor. 

Our PTO has been working hard this summer to find ways to engage and support our school community as well as improve communication. We are planning to have our Hornet Hustle again this year! Registration for that opens soon!

I believe I speak for all staff by saying: we look forward to seeing everyone in August, and we can’t wait to have the best year yet

Nick Grummert, Principal

Mr. Grummert earned his Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from McPherson College in 2008, his Master of Arts Education from Baker University in 2011, and his Master of Science in School Leadership from Baker University in 2016.  He has worked in education since 2007 and in a school leadership position since 2015. He joined the Valley Center School District in 2020.  His professional license endorsements include Elementary K-6, ESOL and Building Leadership PreK-12.