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Great Job, Gerke!

Submitted by ts on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 14:07
By Keaton Atkinson & Cameron Spilker MMHS Golden Eagle Globe
Kim Gerke delighted to be at Malple Mountain High.

Mr. Kim Gerke is one of our fabulous counselors here at Maple Mountain High. With an impressive 26 years of counseling in his pocket, he knows what it takes to help students be successful. A graduate of Homestead High in Indiana, 1974, he came to Brigham Young University in 1980 and gained his bachelor of science in Psychology and History. In 1987, Kim furthered his education achieving his master’s degree in Counseling. Previously employed at Spanish Fork High and Springville Jr. High, Mr. Gerke’s opinion is that he is at the best school of his career, our new Maple Mountain High.

When not counseling students, he spends the majority of his time with his family, his wife, two daughters, and one son. Mr. Gerke has been working with the boy scouts to reach their goal of attending the national jamboree in 2010. His hobbies include reading biographies and hiking, making him a perfect candidate for the advisor of the MMHS hiking club. When asked to give some advice to his students, his reply was simple, “Catching chickens is much easier in the dark opposed to the light.” We are lucky to have such a fun, caring, and intelligent counselor in our school. Mr. Gerke’s parting words of wisdom are, “When the chips are down, the buffalo is empty.” We look forward to many years with Mr. Gerke.