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New Assistant Principal at Windermere Boulevard is Appointed

The Amherst Central School District has named Amy Steger, a special education teacher and administrative intern at Eden Central School District, as the new assistant principal at Windermere Boulevard Elementary. She will begin work on July 1, 2019.


Mrs. Steger has been a special education teacher at Eden Central School District since 2009 and during this school year she had additional responsibilities as an administrative intern. She was a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards national fellow in 2018. She has also provided service to the Erie 2 BOCES teacher center and summer school program.


She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in education in differentiated instruction from St. Bonaventure University. She earned a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership from the University at Buffalo. She holds pending certifications as New York State School Building Leader and New York State School District Leader. Her professional teaching certifications are in students with disabilities birth – 6 years; early childhood education birth to 2; childhood education grades 1-6 and gifted extension K-12.


Mrs. Steger, a resident of Hamburg, has established and facilitated a professional learning community for 13 teachers across Eden Central School District; established a building tier 1 intervention committee, chaired a building-level Shared Decision Making team, acted as CPSE/CSE chairperson, as well as held various other district/building leadership responsibilities.


She was honored with the Eden Teacher’s Association leadership award in 2017 and was a 2016 nominee for the Educators of America Teacher of the Year award.


Mary Lavin, early childhood principal at Windermere Boulevard, will retire at the end of the school year. For the 2019-2020 school year, the administrative roles at Windermere Boulevard have been restructured to a principal – assistant principal model, which is consistent with the current structure at Smallwood Drive Elementary, Amherst Middle School and Amherst Central High School. Julie Flanagan, currently the intermediate principal for grades 3-5, will become principal at Windermere Boulevard Elementary School which serves students in grades prekindergarten to five.


“We are very excited to welcome Mrs. Steger to the Amherst family. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and a passion for impacting continuous growth and improvement for all students,” said Anthony Panella, Superintendent, Amherst Central School District.