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Kearney Public Schools names new principal for Horizon

Amber Lewis has been selected as the new principal at Horizon Middle School in Kearney.
Amber Lewis has been selected as the new principal at Horizon Middle School in Kearney.(Kearney Public Schools)
Published: Mar. 24, 2022 at 5:01 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - A new principal has been named at Horizon Middle School in Kearney.

Amber Lewis has been selected to take on the role beginning in the 2022-2023 school year. Lewis has been Assistant Principal at Horizon since August of 2019 and prior to that, served as a Social Studies teacher at Kearney High School for ten years.

Lewis will replace Clint Edwards, who was recently announced as the next Director of 6-12 Education for Kearney Public Schools

“Mrs. Lewis will be an outstanding principal at Horizon,” stated Jason Mundorf, KPS Associate Superintendent, who was recently announced as the next KPS Superintendent. “She has proven herself to be a committed educator with a focus on kids.  She excels at building relationships and our Horizon students and staff will benefit from her strong leadership skills .”

Lewis has been active in the KPS MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) Leadership Team, KHS School Improvement Committee, KHS School Improvement Site Plan, the Strategic Overview Committee, and has served as president of the Kearney Education Association.

“I am excited for the opportunity to lead the wonderful staff and students of Horizon Middle School,” stated Lewis.  “My goal is to create a positive educational experience for our students at an especially unique time in their lives.  When I joined the Horizon staff three years ago, I was welcomed into the outstanding culture that makes HMS such a special place.  I have learned so much from the staff here, particularly Mr. Edwards who has been a great mentor to me.  I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to be the next principal of Horizon Middle School and I am proud to continue my career in Kearney Public Schools.”

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