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Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: AARION GRAY, PH.D

Principal at Logan Elementary School
Seaman USD 345

AarionAge: 35
Education: Jackson State University, Ph.D.
Hometown: Jackson, MS
Spouse: Dr. Minervia Scott-Gray
Children: Braylon (2) and Zoey (1)

Role Model:
My father is my role model. He taught me the value of hard work and the importance of treating everyone, regardless of their situation, with dignity and respect.

Best Advice Ever Received:
“The true measure of a man is how he treats those who can’t do anything for him.” Advice from my former boss at AmSouth Bank, Mr. Frank Whittington

Favorite Thing About Humanity:
The ability to show empathy for others.

WOW Factor:
• NET Reach Board Member.
• Sunday School Superintendent for El Shaddai Ministries Community Church.
• Seaman USD 345 Technology Committee.


“Dr. Gray is a true agent of impact on the lives of youth in our community who truly need us most. His investment in each student is genuine, his passion for what he does is inspiring and he works tirelessly, despite challenges and barriers to assure that each and every child reaches the maximum success possible.”

- Dawn McWilliams
Chief Professional Officer
Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka


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Greater Topeka 20 Under 40: BRIAN HAUG