Boght Hills Principal Kim Greiner will be honored as a 2018 recipient of the Capital Region Principal of the Year award at the CASDA Annual Awards Dinner on April 18. Greiner is one of three principals to receive this award.
The award is given by The Greater Capital Region Principals’ Center and CASDA to honor outstanding principals who demonstrate excellent instructional leadership, foster safe and healthy learning environments, collaborate effectively with faculty and staff and promote diversity and inclusion in their schools.
In her 13 years in North Colonie, Principal Greiner has reflected these values through her dedication to her students and colleagues. She coordinates the district’s elementary math curriculum and is an integral part in implementing instructional technology, goes the extra mile for students in need by providing them with a backpack filled with food for the weekend or a warm winter coat, and is the eternal display of positivity, greeting students and parents each morning with a warm smile and words of encouragement.
“Mrs. Greiner leads first with her heart,” said Deputy Superintendent Kathleen Skeals. “Every child and family feels welcomed, supported, and embraced in the Boght Hills community.”
Throughout the years, Principal Greiner has fostered a spirit of giving within the school community by organizing an annual Read-A-Thon to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. In addition, her work in facilitating Globalization Circles to develop a greater understanding of the diverse cultures of students and families in the Boght Hills community has demonstrated her commitment to equity and inclusion.
“Mrs. Greiner’s humor, compassion, and warmth have created a positive learning community at Boght Hills,” said Superintendent Joseph Corr. “We are forever grateful for the fine work she has done for our students and their families over the past 13 years.”
Principal Greiner will share Capital Region Principal of the Year award with Principals Jasmine Brown of Giffen Memorial Elementary School (Albany CSD), and Timothy Dawkins, Oliver Winch Middle School (South Glens Falls CSD.)