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York Public Schools | May 28, 2024

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Principal’s Welcome

Hello and Welcome to York High School, home of the Dukes! My name is Brian Gralheer and I am the principal here at YHS.  We are fortunate to have a caring and dedicated staff who carry out our mission, Every Student. Every Day. Find a Way. 

I grew up on a farm north of Wisner, NE.  After graduating from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, I taught high school science at Douglas County West for five years while also serving as a football and track coach.  I then taught and coached in Elkhorn Public Schools for a year until I became the Activities Director / Assistant Principal at Raymond Central.  After serving in that role for three years, I transitioned to the High School Principal position at West Point-Beemer High School before joining the YHS team.

My wife, Kate, and I were married in 2011 and she is now a Special Education Teacher at York Elementary.  Our two boys, Luke and Rhett, are in 2nd grade and kindergarten this year.  We enjoy hiking, biking, golfing, and pretty much anything outdoors as a family.

At YHS, our focus is to serve our students and family by doing our part to prepare teenagers for life as an adult.  Our goal for every student is to select one of the Three E’s: Enroll, Employ, or Enlist. We have a great staff that will help our students figure out their own path after graduation.

We encourage you to come visit us at 1005 Duke Drive for the various school events throughout the year!