Grove Valley Administration


Deborah West - Principal

My name is Deborah West and I’m very excited to be the new Principal at Grove Valley.  This is my 25th year in education. I have a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Central Oklahoma and I spent my first 18 years as a classroom teacher.  I worked in both Oklahoma City Public Schools and Putnam City Public Schools while I was teaching. After completing my Masters in Educational Leadership, also from UCO, I was hired as an Intern at Grove Valley and spent the 2012-2013 school year here.  My next 5 years were split between Coolidge Elementary and Rose Union Elementary, serving as the Assistant Principal for both schools. I have an awesome husband and two daughters that are my world. The girls will both be attending OSU this year. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, projecting, scrapbooking, movies and spending time with my family.  I am so happy to be back at Grove Valley and look forward to another wonderful year in Deer Creek!


Laurisa Miller - Assistant Principal

Hello! This is my 15th year in education, and my 3rd year as a proud Antler.  I have taught grades K-3, been a Remedial Specialist, and worked for the Oklahoma State Department of Education as a Reach Coach.  Before coming to Deer Creek, I was an Administrative Intern with Putnam City Schools.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from The University of Central Oklahoma.  Some of my favorite things to do are spending time with my family, listening to music, reading and shopping.  I have a fabulous husband and two beautiful daughters who are 14 and 12 years old.

I am honored to be a part of the Deer Creek community.  I look forward to a wonderful year building positive relationships with students, families and staff while fostering successful learners.



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