Pictured: Kary Kate Wilbert

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Mary Kate Wilbert was appointed the new Assistant Principal at Lincoln and Perkins Schools by the Newark Board of Education August 3rd.

A Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA), who supported the school community in addressing climate, safety, instructional and social- emotional goals with the Pre-K through second grade students at the Ivan Green Primary School in the East Irondequoit School District for the last three school years, she is replacing Peter Czerkas who had held the position since last November and became Principal of Perkins School in mid-July.

Wilbert, who is currently teaching Kindergarten and first graders in the summer program in the Williamson School District, will begin working in Newark August 15th.

“I am excited and honored that I was selected to work at Lincoln and Perkins with our youngest learners,” Wilbert said. “I am eager to get started and can't wait to become a part of the Newark community. I look forward to learning and growing together as a collaborative team."

“Ms. Wilbert’s energy was contagious during the interview process,” said Superintendent Susan Hasenauer. “It was clear her experience with young learners, leading initiatives and her optimistic energy made her the ideal candidate. We are excited to have her on board and I feel confident with a strong administrative team in place at both schools. We will be ready to open and welcome students, families and a full teaching staff for the 2022-2023 school year.”

Prior to becoming a TOSA, Wilbert taught Kindergarten at the Ivan Green Primary School for five years. Before that, she taught Kindergarten and first grade at St. Mary’s School in Canandaigua for three years.

She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood and Middle Childhood from Niagara University; her Master’s Degree in Inclusive Childhood Education from Nazareth College and her Certificate of Advanced Study from SUNY Brockport.

Wilbert lives in Webster, with husband Brian, who works at his family's business Wilbert's Family Enterprises, and their two children Brandon, 2, and Bristol, 1.