Brian Gregoire, Director – Email
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.
Scott Wilson – Email
Scott Wilson is the Director of Business Development for USD 385. As Director of Business Development for the district, Wilson focuses on three primary areas.
With the Andover Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS), Wilson cultivates business partnerships and community engagement for business projects, professional mentoring, and student experience opportunities to prepare them for the future ahead.
With the district, Wilson works to engage and create partnerships with our business community to enhance opportunities between business and education.
As the Executive Director for The Foundation for Andover Schools, Wilson’s focus is creating a philanthropic culture to enhance financial resources to invest in Andover children's educational futures and support the talents of the district and our community to ensure continued excellence in education.
Wilson’s professional background originated in corporate technology with Pizza Hut Inc, NetApp, and Koch Industries. He then moved into entrepreneurship owning and operating business franchises along with a 17-year career in private wealth management.
Wilson’s passion for education began by serving on the Meadowlark Elementary site council. Superintendent Mark Evans selected Wilson to serve on the budget advisory committee during 08 – 09. He was elected to two consecutive terms for the USD 385 Board of Education in 2011 and 2015.
Wilson and his wife Susie and have two children who attended Andover Schools K-12.
Steven Huskey, CAPS Educator – Email
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 instructor – Email
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.”
Ashley Ebert, CAPS Educator – Email
Ashley Ebert is a Master’s prepared Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse-Midwife (APRN, CNM). She holds her national licensure through the American Midwifery Certification Board and her state licensure through the Kansas Board of Nursing. She has spent the last 5 years practicing in Public Health by providing care to the community through the Family Planning Program at the Butler County Health Department in El, Dorado, KS. During Covid-19, Ashley’s role was expanded to include epidemiology, Covid testing, and she eventually became a Clinic Coordinator for vaccine clinics in both El Dorado and Andover while continuing her patient duties.
Ashley began her career in the field by becoming a Registered Nurse (RN) through the nursing program at Eastern Kentucky University in 2009. Upon graduation she spent a few years in practice as a Medical/Surgical RN before moving to a Labor and Delivery role with the ability to float to Antepartum, Postpartum, Nursery, Pre-Operative, and Post-Operative Units. In 2013 she graduated from Frontier Nursing University’s CNM program and went on to independently catch just under 200 healthy, hospital born babies utilizing modern midwifery practice through her delivering privileges at The Women’s Hospital-St. Joseph East in Lexington, KY. She also served as First Assist in the operating room when necessary and triaged patients.
Ashley is originally from Oklahoma and also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Education. She met her husband of 18 years while coaching the Equestrian Team at The Ohio University. After her firstborn son showed signs of severe allergies as a toddler she became interested in nursing and shifted career paths. She and her husband now have 4 boys ages 16, 8, 4, and 2. The youngest two were born Kansas, where she now calls home. Ashley is extremely excited to teach at Andover CAPS. She is looking forward to using her diverse nursing background and experiences in medicine to help guide students in finding their own passion in the medical field.
Ashley Hurley, CAPS Educator – Email
Ashley Hurley comes to Andover CAPS with 9 years of nursing experience. She attended Butler Community College to study her nursing prerequisites before transferring to Bethel College in North Newton, KS. There she obtained her degree, a Bachelors of Science in Nursing.
While in college, Ashley worked at Welsey Medical Center as a scrub tech in the Labor Operating room. Upon graduating, she started her professional nursing career on the medical/surgery floor at Wesley Medical Center. From there, she went on to work in the Labor, Delivery, and Postpartum departments all at Via Christi.
Ashley is proud to have worked at Wichita OBGYN under the direction of very knowledgeable doctors, before setting out to work in community health and becoming a school nurse. Ashley was the winner of the Janlee Ruth Loewen Blosser Maternal-Child Nursing Award in 2012. Additionally, she was nominated while working at Wichita Public Schools, for the Distinguished Classroom Teacher in the Support Staff category in 2020. In 2021, she was nominated for the Good Apple award.
Ashley is excited for the opportunity to shape the minds of future medical professionals. She believes in the heart of what medicine is about, and is excited to teach that value and passion to her students.
Kelly Niernberger, CAPS office manager – Email
Kelly Niernberger is the Office Manager for the CAPS program. Kelly graduated from Friends University with a bachelor’s degree in business and a minor in marketing. Over the years, she has worked in customer service in Southern California, administrator at The Foundation for Andover Schools, marketer for Commerce Bank and recently as a substitute teacher and clerical sub for Andover Public Schools.
Her goal is to support CAPS students and instructors by keeping the front office running smoothly. She thinks students are the best part of the job. The office is a good place to get copies or have a chat about life over the candy jar. She and her husband have three children who all graduated from Andover Central High School. When not working, she can be found with her favorite four-legged children or dreaming of the beach.