Dr. Wilkins accepts SED leadership role
N.Y. (Aug. 30, 2017) --
Interim Superintendent Kimberly Young Wilkins, Ed.D., has announced her
resignation from the City School District of Albany to accept a
leadership position with the State Education Department.
Dr. Wilkins will serve as State Ed’s assistant commissioner for
innovation and school reform, Commissioner MaryEllen Elia
announced Wednesday. Dr. Wilkins’ resignation from the district is
effective Thursday; she begins her new position Friday.
“We are grateful to Dr. Wilkins for her leadership throughout her
career, and especially during the 18 months that she served as our
interim superintendent,” said Board of Education President Sue Adler.
“Dr. Wilkins has always been a tireless and dedicated advocate for all
of our students and families. Albany is a better school district, and a
better community, for all of her many, many contributions over the past
started her career in Albany’s public schools as a high school teacher
in 1994 and has served as an administrator since 1997 – first as an
assistant principal at the former Philip Livingston Magnet Academy, then
as principal at the former School 16 (now Pine Hills Elementary School)
and as the founding principal of Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School
beginning in 2005.
She served as the district’s interim superintendent from January 2016
until Aug. 14, when Kaweeda G. Adams began as the district’s