Sussex Technical High School named Kelli Gehrke as its staff member of the Month for October 2013.
Gehrke came to Sussex Tech last year to teach the career-technical area of digital publishing and design. Three of her students won design contests this year and, two of her students were among the top-10 students nationwide to be finalists in the 2013 No Name-Calling Poster Contest to spread awareness of the anti-bullying message sponsored by the New York Museum of Tolerance. She also had a student won the 2013 National School Bus Safety Contest in Division 5, Computer Aided Design.
Gehrke moved to Delaware from the Chicago suburbs 10 years ago where she worked at Cygnet Midwest Advertising Agency. When she arrived in Delaware, she started working for Maverick Marketing in Lewes as a graphic designer and photographer. In January 2008, she began working as a graphic designer for Group J Design in Rehoboth Beach.