June 17, 2019
Dear Wilkins Families:
Welcome to the 2019-20 new school year at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy, a K-5 school in the Woodland Hills School District. My name is Allison Kline and I have been assigned as the principal at Wilkins.
I started teaching in Woodland Hills in 1999 and was at East Junior High and the high school for 5 and ½ years then an assistant principal at the high school for 2 and ½ years. The next seven years I was the principal at Dickson Intermediate/Elementary when it was a 4-6 building and then a K-6 school. I am very proud that Dickson was named a PA State and National Title I Distinguished School in the 2012-13 school year for our academic growth. For the past four years, I have served as the principal of the Intermediate School, grades 4-6. The Intermediate School increased its School Performance Score each of the first three years by 8% (still waiting for this year’s number).
I am very pleased to start this new era in the district at Wilkins and am looking forward to working with you and the staff to ensure that each student achieves at least a year of academic growth in a safe, welcoming environment. I am also very happy to report that Mrs. Love will by my assistant principal at Wilkins. Mrs. Love and I worked together at Dickson for five years.
As the new principal at Wilkins Elementary, maintaining high expectations for all students and staff will be one of my priorities as well as providing each student with challenging and supportive educational opportunities, which promote student academic and social development.
I sincerely hope that you and your children have an enjoyable and safe summer break and are looking forward to a very exciting school year, which will focus on academic growth.
I am truly looking forward to my new role as the principal of Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy. I will be at Wilkins starting July 1. Please call if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support.
Allison A. Kline