Katie Gohl is Named New BHS Assistant Principal

Katie Gohl
Tuesday Aug 9, 16

During a special school board meeting on Monday, August 8, the board approved the appointment of Katie Gohl as the new Buffalo High School (BHS) Assistant Principal. This is a new assistant principal position due to the reallocation of two positions-the Phoenix Learning Center (PLC) Coordinator and the administrative assistant position at BHS. The PLC Coordinator position is now part-time (BHS Assistant Principal Kris Thompson has taken on those new responsibilities) and the administrative assistant position now has assistant principal duties.

Gohl began her educational career in 2003 as a first grade teacher in Minneapolis. She joined BHM Schools in 2005 and for nine years was the Buffalo Community Middle School (BCMS) Reading Intervention Teacher. She pioneered the Read180 program and established a building-wide focus on literacy. In 2012, she added K-12 Technology Integration Specialist to her responsibilities. Gohl helped to establish K-12 student ePortfolios and promoted high tech learning by providing support and training to teachers, district-wide, on ways to integrate technology into the classroom. That same year, she earned a TIES Exceptional Teacher award for her positive impact on student learning through technology. Finally in 2014, Gohl accepted a teacher on special assignment position at BCMS where she had a variety of administrative responsibilities.

"People get excited to work with Ms. Gohl, and we are excited to have her as a part of our BHS team," states BHS Principal Mark Mischke. "She is approachable, kind, hard working and caring, but she is willing to have those tough conversations with students and partner with them in their educational journey. She is a true multiplier, and we are fortunate to have her working with our students in our district."

As a student-centered leader, Gohl says she works hard to ensure students feel safe, supported and excited about school. She believes building relationships with students, parents and staff members has helped her to be more influential in her work. "Growth and success of all students has always been a passion of mine. I want to help support each child's individual needs as well as support teachers with their own day-to-day needs and professional development," explains Gohl. "I believe being a school administrator is one of the most honorable and rewarding professions on the planet. My strong work ethic, organizational strategies, and communications skills will allow me to be effective and efficient with the challenges that lie ahead. I cannot wait to get started!"

Gohl will begin at BHS on Tuesday, August 9.