Kristin Slover, longtime teacher and assistant principal at Pine Bush Elementary School, was named principal at Circleville Elementary School in July.
Slover has spent her entire career in education with the Pine Bush district,
beginning as a special education teacher at PBE in 1991. She taught grades 2 and 3 from 1993 to 2006. She became a mentor for elementary teachers in all Pine Bush elementary schools, assisting with lesson planning that aligned with New York State learning standards, supporting the elementary literacy initiative and representing on various task forces and committees.
In October 2015, Slover was recognized by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for Excellence in Administration.
Slover has been a member of the Amy Bull Crist Reading Council in Middletown since 2008.
“I have called PBE my home for 28 years,” said Slover. “I will miss the students, staff and families at PBE. I have been lucky enough to have worked with many talented professionals who have helped me grow as a teacher and an administrator.”
Slover became assistant principal at PBE in November 2010. She continued her mentorship with teachers in the areas of instruction, assessment and student management. She was the coordinator of the building PBIS team (positive behavioral intervention and supports), conducted mediation between students as well as managed student discipline and referrals, and planned and implemented activities for Red Ribbon Week, No Name Calling Week and the district’s No Place for Hate program.
“When the position at Circleville opened up, we realized early on that Kristin Slover would be the right fit for the job,” said Superintendent Tim Mains. “Kristin has proven herself at PBE where she has done an amazing job working with teachers, students and families. She has the respect of all who have worked with her.”
Slover’s appointment came after Circleville’s principal, Amy Brockner, took over as assistant superintendent for Instruction for the district following the departure of Donna Geidel.
“I am honored to have been asked to step in as the principal of Circleville Elementary School,” said Slover. “I’m looking forward to working with Assistant Principal Mr. (Joseph) Prestianni and the staff of Circleville elementary, many of whom I know from years as the teacher mentor. I’m eager to meet the CES students and their families sometime soon. “