Assistant Principal - Dean of Students are Named at Amherst Middle and Amherst Central High School
Karen Kibler Named ACHS Assistant Principal Dean of Students
The Amherst Central School District has named Karen Kibler, an English Language Arts Teacher at McKinley High School in Buffalo as the new assistant principal dean of students at Amherst Central High School, effective Aug. 22, 2022. Her appointment was approved by the Board of Education Aug. 9, 2022. She will fill the position left vacant by Heather Krystofiak who was named principal at Silver Creek Elementary School.
Ms. Kibler’s leadership experience at McKinley includes chairing the Tier 1 Intervention committee where she collaborated with colleagues to implement a plan to decrease student tardiness. As curriculum lead teacher for the ELA department, she disseminated new curriculum requirements and worked with colleagues to align curriculum, as well as assist in the implementation of district initiatives to improve literacy skills.
She has been at McKinley High School since 2012. Her previous work experience includes teaching ELA at East High School and at Math, Science and Technology Preparatory School. She also worked as an academic intervention services in ELA at Middle Early College High School.
She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as her Teacher Education Institute certification from the University at Buffalo. She earned advanced certificates in School Building Leader and Teacher Quality/Leadership from Niagara University. She also holds an advanced certificate in Teaching and Leading for Diversity from the University at Buffalo.
Julie Doyle Named to New Position as Assistant Principal Dean of Students at Amherst Middle School
The Amherst Central School District has named Julie Doyle, a history teacher at Canisius High School, as the new assistant principal dean of students at Amherst Middle School, effective Aug. 22, 2022. Her appointment was approved by the Board of Education Aug. 9, 2022. The assistant principal dean of students is a new position at Amherst Middle School.
From May through August, Ms. Doyle served as the summer school program director at Amherst Central High School where she was responsible for guiding the program, building a master schedule, facilitating behavioral interventions with students, as well as arranging for substitute coverage.
A history teacher at Canisius High School since 2013, while there she created and directed a Buffalo Immersion trip where Canisius students lived and worked in several community non-profits on the east side of Buffalo for a week. She directed a Big Brothers program to support freshmen students. She also developed and directed the school’s first Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Day for faculty, staff and administration.
She has also worked as an adjunct professor at SUNY Buffalo State. From 2005 to 2013, she was a Social Studies teacher at Akron High School where, in addition to teaching, she led several service learning projects, initiated a reading task force that led to the creation of an assessment process and course offering in the Corrective Reading program; served as class advisor, initiated roundtable discussions with faculty and area universities to understand collegiate academic expectations.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Loyola University, a master’s degree in education from Canisius College and an Educational Leadership certificate for School Building Leader is anticipated in May 2023 from SUNY Buffalo State.