Kim Dyce, vice principal of East High School and a doctoral student at the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, has been awarded a scholarship from the New York State Council of School Superintendents.
More than 60 educators applied for the Pathways to Leadership for Women and Minorities Scholarship, which is funded by Welliver McGuire Inc. The award was presented last month (Jan. 25) at the council's annual banquet in Albany.
Dyce, a resident of Rochester, received her bachelor's degree from the University of Rochester in 1989, and has earned two master's degrees from the Warner School. She will use the $2,000 scholarship toward her doctoral studies in educational administration.
"The Warner School was the beginning of a new chapter in my life," she said. "When I moved from teaching social studies to being a house administrator at Monroe Middle School, I felt I was reborn." She found the work of administrator fulfilling and worth pursuing aggressively.
Since September, Dyce has been vice principal at East High. "I'm blessed to say that I love what I'm doing. My job is to learn as much as I can, do the job well, and prepare myself to take the next step," she explained.
A second winner of the scholarship, Lenora Boehlert, is an administrative assistant for personnel in the South Colonie School District near Albany. For the first time, the scholarship recognized two individuals as the next generation of leaders in education.
The Warner School (on the Web at www.rochester.edu/warner/) offers master's degree and doctoral degree programs in the areas of teaching and curriculum, counseling and human development, and educational leadership.