Amy Strassner

Amy Strassner was named assistant principal at the Kentucky School for the Deaf on May 17. Submitted photo

Amy Strassner has been named assistant principal at the Kentucky School for the Deaf. With more than two decades of dedicated service in education, Strassner brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to fostering inclusive learning environments.

Some highlights from Strassner’s resume include:

  • Strategic Leadership: She is currently pursuing her doctorate in education from Liberty University, with a specialization in educational leadership. Strassner possesses a strong foundation in strategic planning and school administration. She also has a proven track record of implementing innovative strategies to enhance school operations, budget development and public relations.
  • Community Engagement: As the former school principal at Pattison’s Academy in Charleston, S.C., Strassner spearheaded initiatives to strengthen community engagement and support for students with severe to profound disabilities. She enhanced communication channels within the school community.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Strassner is a published author and co-author of books focused on the deaf experience, including “A Survival Guide for New Deafies” and “Don’t Just Sign… Communicate! A Student’s Guide to the Deaf Experience.” She brings a personal perspective to her work and has shown a deep commitment to promoting equity and accessibility in education.
  • Educational Excellence: During her tenure as school principal at the North Carolina School for the Deaf in Morganton, N.C., Strassner implemented initiatives to enhance academic achievement and student support services. Her accomplishments included facilitating accreditation processes and fostering a positive school culture resulting in a decrease in student suspensions.

“Amy’s leadership style is characterized by transparency, authenticity and collaboration,” said Interim Commissioner of Education Robin Fields Kinney, “She is dedicated to building positive workplace cultures, removing barriers to growth and fostering restorative practices within educational communities. We are so pleased to welcome her to the KSD community and we look forward to working with her.”