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Meet the Leadership at Manor Hill!


Jonalee Searcey - Assistant Principal      Valerie Utecht - Principal


Mrs. Valerie Utecht - Principal

Valerie Utecht has worked in the Liberty Public Schools since 2001 serving as a teacher at both Ridgeview and Warren Hills Elementary Schools, and also as the Instructional Coach for Lillian Schumacher Elementary School. Mrs. Utecht has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in Elementary Education and Special Education, and a master’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University in Educational Leadership. Prior to coming to Liberty, Valerie has served in school districts in Nebraska, California, and Maryland.

“Manor Hill holds a very special place in my heart and I am fully committed to the academic, social, and emotional success of each and every child.  I have thoroughly enjoyed forming positive relationships with students, their families, staff, and the community over the past few years and am proud to be a parent of a Manor Hill student as well.   Once a Patriot, Always a Patriot!”

To reach Valerie Utecht please call 816.736.5460 or email at vutecht@liberty.k12.mo.us

Mrs. Jonalee Searcey - Assistant Principal

To reach Jonalee Searcey please call 816.736.5460 or email at jsearcey@liberty.k12.mo.us.