Weekly Feature

2011-06-15 / Front Page

Geelan leaving Kenmore West


Karen Geelan Karen Geelan Kenmore West High School will no longer have Karen Geelan at its administrative helm.

Geelan, who served as principal at the Highland Parkway school, is leaving the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District to pursue an administrative position at another school district.

The Allegany-Limestone Central School Board during a meeting held June 7 appointed Geelan as its district superintendent.

Kimberly Palmer, Allegany Limestone School Board president, said the members were impressed with Geelan’s background as an administrator in other districts.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Geelan come to our school district. She has a great background serving as a principal at both the elementary and middle school levels,” said Palmer. “We believe she will draw from those experiences to help revitalize our district.”

Geelan was reportedly selected from 22 applicants for superintendent.

“Karen relates well to students and parents,” said Bob Dana, Ken-Ton School Board president. “It’d been a difficult year for the district and now we have to replace the principal at our largest high school. It won’t be easy.”

Geelan will succeed Diane Munro, who did not have her contract renewed at Allegany Limestone. Geelan will start work in her new district on July 17. Her contract includes a $140,000 salary for the first two years of the three-year agreement.

Michael O’Brien is serving as interim superintendent until Geelan’s arrival.

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