Thank you for considering a donation to the Cyndy J. Behrer Scholarship!
Donations fund the Cyndy J Behrer Scholarship, awarded to a graduating senior at Pleasant Valley High School. This scholarship is a part of the Pleasant Valley Schools Educational Foundation. Its mission is to provide a scholarship to every deserving senior at PVHS. The Cyndy J. Behrer Scholarship is awarded a graduating senior of Pleasant Valley High School, who completed most of his or her K-12 education with PV. The recipient will demonstrate hard work, passion and the pursuit of excellence both inside and outside the classroom. Thank you for your donation!
Cyndy Behrer, long-time Pleasant Valley counselor and administrator, is a Midwestern product, born and raised in Illinois. Cyndy began her career in education as a 6th grade teacher and high school girls’ volleyball and basketball coach. After several years in that position, Cyndy returned to school and obtained a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Iowa. She then began her guidance career first as a middle school counselor at Mt. Vernon Middle School before joining the Pleasant Valley School District in 1981 as an elementary counselor traveling between Bridgeview and Cody Elementary Schools. In 1997, after completing a specialist’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Drake University, Cyndy was named elementary principal of Cody Elementary School where she served until the fall of 2003. At that time, she assumed the role of assistant superintendent in Pleasant Valley retiring from that position in June of 2010 after serving a total of 34 years in education. But, she couldn’t stay away, in the 2014-15 school year she served as a counselor at Hopewell Elementary and will be the principal at Bridgeview Elementary in 2015-16.
As the oldest daughter of a small town minister and a Migrant nurse, Cyndy learned three lessons very early in life:
- The value of a good education.
- The importance of hard work and doing one’s best.
- The magnitude and worth of serving others.
It is those lessons she would most like to have endure through the awarding of this scholarship and for the students who are its torchbearers:
- Continue to learn
- Work hard
- Serve others
This is a $1,000 scholarship, one of 70 given to PVHS graduating seniors by the Pleasant Valley Educational Foundation. Since its start in 2011, the scholarship has been awarded to four students, directly impacting their continued education. Your donation will allow this scholarship to continue.