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New Middle School Principal Appointed - Nichole Horler

June 12, 2012

Nichole Horler with superintendent and Board presidentAt the June 7 meeting, Monticello Central School District Board of Education members appointed Nichole Horler as the new principal of the Robert J. Kaiser Middle School at a salary of $115,000. Ms. Horler will begin in the district on July 1, 2012 replacing RJK’s current principal, Deborah Wood, who is retiring.

In her position as assistant principal of the Minisink Valley Middle School, Ms. Horler was instrumental in creating a productive learning environment designed to increase student success. In addition, she built strong collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and parents. Prior to Minisink, Ms. Horler worked for the Middletown City School District as a summer school principal and social studies teacher.

“I look forward to building and reinforcing relationships with the RJK Middle School community,” said Ms. Horler. “I believe open communication can help create a school culture in which all children can reach their potential.”

Ms. Horler received her certificate in educational administration from Long Island University, an MS in Instructional technology from NYIT and a bachelor’s in secondary education social studies from SUNY New Paltz. She is certified in New York State as an administrator and a social studies teacher.

Photo: Newly appointed RJK Principal Nichole Horler is flanked by Monticello Superintendent of Schools Daniel A. Teplesky and Board of Education President Susan Purcell.