New assistant principal named at Kearney’s Northeast Elementary

Amber Taylor
Amber Taylor(Kearney Public Schools)
Published: Jun. 13, 2022 at 3:19 PM CDT
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KEARNEY, Neb. (KSNB) - Amber Taylor has been selected as assistant principal for Northeast Elementary School beginning in August 2022.

“We are looking forward to adding an assistant principal to support our students, teachers, and families at Northeast Elementary,” said Jason Mundorf, Kearney Public Schools Superintendent. “This additional position will coordinate with Mrs. Gundersen to assist in staff and teacher development, as well as offer an intentional focus on student management and family engagement. Amber is an incredibly talented young leader who has been instrumental in several district initiatives already. Her skill set will prove to be a terrific asset to Northeast Elementary and its school community. I cannot thank our Board of Education enough for supporting Northeast Elementary and our district with this position!”

Taylor has worked for Kearney Public Schools since 2012 as an elementary teacher at Northeast and Meadowlark Elementary and recently as the district MTSS (Multi-tiered System of Support) Coordinator. She is also an adjunct lecturer for the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the Department of Mathematics. She received her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and a Masters of Arts in School Counseling from Doane College. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education and Elementary Education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She will graduate in December with her endorsement in principalship PK-8 from the University of Nebraska-Kearney.

“I am humbled to accept the assistant principal position at Northeast Elementary,” stated Taylor. “As an assistant principal, I hope to serve as a support for students, staff, families, and Kearney community members. I am excited to return to the place where my education career began! Northeast has a great reputation and I am eager to rejoin the Northeast family!”

Catherine Gundersen, Northeast Elementary Principal, stated that the addition of an assistant principal will benefit the students, families, and staff at the school, “It is important that we meet the needs of all students and with Mrs. Taylor’s experience, she is the perfect fit for the assistant principal position. She will be bringing her knowledge of MTSS and Educlimber to analyze data to inform instruction.  She will help in the area of instructional guidance for teachers and help our students with academic and social-emotional needs. Taylor will help carry on the Northeast vision: Love the individuality of each student, Influence family and community involvement in the success of each child, and Inspire lifelong learners. We will make a great team!”

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