When school bells ring tomorrow morning to begin another year at Boise High School, Amy Kohlmeier will officially begin her assignment as the 108-year-old institution's 19th principal. Kohlmeier isn't a stranger to Boise High. She taught English and Russian at the school from 1991 to 1998. Since then she has served as a faculty member at several Boise District schools and most recently as principal at Fairmount Junior High School for eight years.
Kohlmeier's husband is also a principal. He runs the Eagle Elementary School of the Arts. Additionally two of her five children are teachers. It's not unusual for the Kohlmeier family to "talk shop."
"Oh my gosh. We have to be careful not to alienate people," she said.
In tomorrow's BW, we sit down to talk with Boise High's newest principal about her new challenge, student protests and the so-called "Luna laws."
"They create challenges for us," she said. "I'm just seeing a disconnect between implementing those standards while we're facing requirements of online courses and having fewer teachers."