Superintendent Ward

About Superintendent Ward

  • Superintendent Kimberle Ward grew up in Monroe County and graduated from the Honeoye Falls-Lima Central School District. She attended Hartwick College in Oneonta and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biology/Pre-Med.

    She earned her Teaching Certification from St. John Fisher College and holds a Masters in Science Education from Geneseo and a Certificate in Advanced Studies in School Administration from The College at Brockport. Her administration Internship was with Canandaigua City School as Athletic Director

    Superintendent Ward began her education career in 1989 as a teacher in Brighton, Marcus Whitman, Newark and Wayland School Districts before moving into administrative roles. As a Certified Teacher she taught science for 14 years, specifically Biology and General Science Chemistry. She has taught: 7-12 science; AP Biology; Living Environment; Chemistry; Earth Science and General Science. 

    She has served as the Assistant Principal at Corning East High School in the Corning-Painted Post School District; as the Principal of Union Springs High School and as the Superintendent of the Naples Central School District from July 2009 to February 2013.

    She has two grown children, Matthew, who lives in Chili and works for the Alliance Advisory Group on Park Avenue in Rochester. Her daughter, Morghan, recently moved to the Rochester area. Morghan and her husband, Christian, welcomed a daughter in July. Superintendent Ward’s husband, Bob, is the Athletic Director at St. John Fisher College.

    Superintendent Ward is a runner. She runs every day outside and loves the outdoors. She is a skier and loves to ski at Bristol Mountain. She is an avid reader and likes to cook, especially at holiday time.

    She is happiest, “doing what I love to do, best job ever...Superintendent of the Gates Chili School District!”

  • November 2018 Superintendent's Column

    Where has the time gone, it is November already! I love this time of the year for so many reasons…the changing of the seasons, the beautiful colors, the crisp cool temperatures, the holidays, and more!

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  • October 2018 Superintendent's Column

    The Fall Athletic Program has started. Be sure to join us on the Middle School and High School campuses for competitions that include: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football and Cheerleading, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Volleyball.

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  • September 2018 Superintendent's Column

    School officially opened on September 5, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year. It was a perfect day to see our staff, students and many families coming back to school after the summer break. The District hired the best and brightest of our new staff candidates for positions throughout the district. Administrators, teacher leaders and teachers have prepared aligned curriculum; the School Nutrition staff have prepared breakfast and lunch menus that provide nutritious meals; the Grounds and Maintenance Department has worked to make our buildings and grounds beautiful and welcoming; the Transportation Department has developed bus routes that are efficient, while maintaining safety; and the clerical staff have prepared the many forms of information that are so critical for our families as they prepare to send their child off to school this fall. We are very proud of our Gates Chili Central School District and appreciate the dedicated and loyal staff that always have the best interest of our students at the forefront of all that they do. Click the Headline to Read More......

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  • July and August 2018 Superintendent's Column

    Summer has arrived, skipping over Spring, and bringing record high temperatures describing many days as “Heat Excessive.” We will want to remember these days when we have subzero temperatures this winter! My hope is that you and your family are enjoying some lazy days of summer before school reopens in September. Despite our students and staff being on summer break, things are just as busy here on the Gates Chili Central School District campuses. Click the headline to read more...

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  • June 2018 Superintendent's Column

    June is a very busy month for our students, their families, and the staff. The school year seems to go by so quickly once Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone. This is the time of the year when our elementary students participate in field trips aligned to our curriculum and learning standards, along with the traditional field day events, and other year end celebrations. Our Middle School students are focusing ...Click the headline to read more

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  • May 2018 Superintendent's Column

    Let’s hope Spring has arrived with the calendar change! May is full of many events and celebrations. Be sure to check our district calendar on the website for the many opportunities that include art shows, music concerts, family fun nights, elementary graduation ceremonies, and much more. The months of April and May provide time to reflect on the academic progress each student has demonstrated while preparing them for the NYS assessments. But, it is not just about the NYS assessments, we continue to look at multiple measures of success. We have honored our Top 20 of the Class of 2018; they have great aspirations for the future, and will work hard to reach their potential to do remarkable things following graduation. The month of May brings ...Read More

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  • April 2018 Superintendent's Column

    It is finally Spring, after a long and snowy winter. I am thrilled to see the green grass in place of the blanket of snow. I continue to marvel at the seasons we enjoy here in New York State, and welcome the signs of Spring. This is the time of year when we focus a great deal on the development of our 2018-2019 budget. The budget process is never without challenges. This year the Tax Cap Levy Limit has been calculated to be 2.51%. We are hopeful that the New York State Legislature will approve the use of additional state aid dollars to support education. Voters, on May 15, 2018, will be voting on five (5) separate propositions that include: The Annual Budget for the 2018-2019 school year The Purchase of 15 new buses and one (1) SUV The establishment of a Capital Reserve Fund that will be capped at $10,000,000 The authorization to request additional state aid for energy savings under an EPC(Energy Performance Contract) The Election of three (3) Board Members, three year terms Please be on the lookout for our Annual Budget Information Newsletter in April/May outlining the resolutions referenced above. In addition, we will be holding our Annual Budget Public Hearing on May 1, 2018 in the Central Office Administration building, at 6:30 p.m. that includes a “meet the candidates” panel. Next year’s district calendar has been....Read More...

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  • March 2018 Superintendent's Column

    Welcome March! A long month, but one filled with lots of events and activities! Daylight savings…spring your clocks ahead on March 11, 2018, reminds us that spring is coming soon, despite the Groundhog’s prediction back in February. The district calendar for 2018-2019 has been approved by the Board of Education and can be found posted on the district website. We are sensitive to our families and staff needing to plan for summer vacations, as well as school breaks. You have probably noticed that our website has changed and looks completely different. Thank you for our team that included Bernie Best and Jackie Finn for getting the new website up and running as we welcomed in 2018. We have received input and feedback regarding the new website over the last couple of months. Having many more eyes on it, helps us improve the design and content, so please let us know what you think. This month of March is filled ..Read More

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  • February 2018 Superintendent's Column

    February has arrived; where did January go? Our students and staff will enjoy the Winter Break from February 19, 2018 thru February 23, 2018. School will re-open on Monday, February 26, 2018. The district will be closed on Monday, February 19, 2018 for President’s Day, but open for the remainder of the week. This month is also a time to reflect on my fourth year as the Superintendent of the Gates Chili Central School District. I arrived on February 10, 2014, and now know that this is home, and the Gates Chili Professional Learning Community is family. I cannot think of a better district to support and lead; such dedicated staff, committed to making a difference in every child’s life, and a community that values and appreciates their community schools. We have many things to be proud of, our district will face challenges, but together we can continue to face critical moments that require thoughtful discussion and difficult decision making, and be better for it. Click on the title to Read More

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  • January 2018 Superintendent's Column

    Happy New Year ! May all your dreams come true in 2018, remember to DREAM Big, TAKE Risks, and BELIEVE that anything is possible! Click on the title to Read More

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