Homewood Announces New Administrators
Homewood City Schools is proud to announce new administrators: Dr. Matt Kiser as Alternative School Supervisor and Cristy York as Director of Student Services.
Dr. Kiser joined Homewood City Schools in 2012 and has served as Principal of Edgewood Elementary School for three years. Throughout his career in Homewood, Dr. Kiser has worked with teachers and students from all grade levels as an elementary principal and as an assistant principal at Homewood Middle School and Homewood High School.
“I am so grateful to this community for allowing me to serve the students, parents, and faculty and staff of Homewood. Homewood is a special place, and I look forward to continuing to work with our teachers to help all students maximize their unique potential,” Dr. Kiser said.
In 2016, Dr. Kiser completed his Educational Leadership Doctorate degree from Samford University where he also serves as an adjunct professor.
Dr. Kiser has had the opportunity to serve on many national and local committees including the National Advisory Committee for ETS Testing Services where he was a part of a 10-person advisory committee led to help redevelop the Administrative PRAXIS based on Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL).
Dr. Kiser will oversee the alternative school, district residency, and will serve as the district Safety Coordinator.
Cristy York has been with the Homewood community since 2003 when she joined Homewood Middle School as a seventh grade social studies teacher. Currently, York is the assistant principal for instruction at HMS where she has served for three years.
She was selected as a member of Homewood’s administrative cohort program, and she was instrumental in the development of the system’s Learning Targets.
As Director of Student Services, some of York’s responsibilities will include overseeing data management as it pertains to instructional programs, serving as the district’s Accountability and Assessment Coordinator, and managing programs and services for at-risk students including RTI (both academic and CI3T behavioral).
“I am excited to have the opportunity to serve with all of the leaders in the Homewood District,” York said. “I look forward to working with our schools to enhance the tradition of high expectations and excellence that already exists in Homewood.”
York earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Social Science Education from the University of Georgia. She completed her master’s in Instructional Leadership from Samford University in 2014. York is also a Nationally Board Certified teacher.
“Dr. Kiser and Mrs. York have both proven to be strong administrators for the Homewood School System. They have dedicated their careers to enriching the lives of our students, and we are proud to have their continued leadership in the Homewood community,” Superintendent Dr. Bill Cleveland said.