Assistant Director of Special Education is Announced

Headshot of Karen QuillOn April 20, 2022 Karen Quill was appointed by the Board of Education as the new West Genesee Assistant Director of Special Education with an official start date of July 1, 2022.

Quill serves as our West Genesee High School Assistant Principal this year. Prior to that position she most recently came  from the OCM BOCES STARS program where she served as Principal. STARS is an alternative high school created for student’s success in a less-traditional setting. As part of her almost 20 years in education, she was a special education teacher at Hillside Children’s Center, Port Byron Central School District, and Marcellus Central School District in a range of grade levels from Pre-K to high school. Her training includes Culturally Responsive Classroom Practices, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Informed Schools, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI), and Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS).

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Education from State University of New York at Geneseo, as well as a Master of Science in Education Students with Disabilities, and Certifications in School District Leader (SDL) and School Building Leader (SBL) from SUNY Cortland.

Superintendent David C. Bills shares, “We are thankful for her service to West Genesee High School where she will be missed. Her next chapter as a Wildcat will serve many students, families, and our outstanding Special Education Staff.”

On a personal note, Karen is most proud of her family. Together with her husband, Brian, they are the proud parents of five children ranging in ages from 4 to 21, (Addison, Sam, Lainey, Collin, and Ayla).  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her close friends and family, and traveling.