Brian Gregoire, Director
Brian Gregoire enters as director of Andover CAPS with 12 years of experience in school administration, including eight in Andover. He previously worked as an assistant principal and activities director for Andover Central High School and as the district coordinator for Career and Technical Education (CTE). Prior to becoming a school administrator, he was a high school history teacher. He has degrees from SUNY Oneonta in history 7-12 and Baker University in school leadership Pre-K-12. Gregoire also earned his district-level certification from Wichita State University. He is originally from upstate New York, but has been happily living in Kansas since 2003.
Julie de la Garza, RN, CAPS educator
Julie de la Garza has been a registered nurse for 13 years. She previously worked in academic medical centers including MD Anderson Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, University of California San Francisco School of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, and Children’s Mercy Hospital. She has worked in a variety of medical specialties including oncology, general surgery, public health, pediatrics, women’s health, endocrinology, and gastroenterology. She also is a certified clinical research professional with past experience managing phase II-IV clinical trials. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from The University of Texas at Austin and bachelor’s degree in nursing from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She grew up in Texas and has been living in Wichita since 2015. She is excited to teach the next generation of medical professionals.
Steven Huskey, CAPS educator
Steven Huskey joins the Andover CAPS team after teaching business courses for five years at Andover Central High School. Huskey spent his early adult life serving five years in the United States Navy, followed by three years in the private sector working in business and finance. His first teaching position was at Labette County High School, where he spent 2 1/2 years before a family move brought him to Andover. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wichita State University and a master’s in teaching from Baker University.
As an instructor at Andover CAPS, Huskey looks forward to working with the motivated and courageous students who will become the “plank owners” of Andover CAPS.
Seth Scripter, CAPS educator
Seth Scripter has been a teacher and counselor for the past 15 years. Most recently he taught engineering and robotics in Project Lead the Way at Wichita Heights High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. He obtained a Master’s degree in School Counseling from the same institution in 2007.
“With the entire world of knowledge available at the tips of our fingers, the most important thing we can do for students is to guide them in opportunities to learn in context and develop skills necessary to solve specific and authentic real-world problems,” Scripter says. “The processes and attitudes established in these endeavors are transferable to all challenges they may face.”
Nichol Williams, CAPS office manager
Nichol Williams, is the office manager for the CAPS program. She will be the first person to greet both Andover High and Andover Central High students that are enrolled in the CAPS program when they enter the facility. She has three children that have attendded Andover Public Schools.
Williams had a 21-year career in the United States Air Force as a Services Non Commissioned Officer. She has traveled all over the world including seven deployments through three military campaigns. After retirement she worked at Wichita Public Schools as a leadership instructor. She has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Southwestern College and a degree in human resources and hospitality from the College of the Air Force. .
She believes in whatever you do, work at it with your whole heart.