Kimberly Sampietro

Kimberly A. Sampietro

Dayton Consolidated School
Dayton School Department
Dayton, Maine

Kimberly Sampietro understands that community relationships cannot be an afterthought in school leadership, especially in a small community like Dayton, Maine. That is why, in her six years as principal of Dayton Consolidated School, she has made it a priority to align the school’s vision with state expectations and with those of the local community. Taking a transparent, engaged, and highly visible approach to leadership, Sampietro has cultivated relationships that benefit students and teachers, moving school culture to be more student and parent-focused while building a strong sense of community and pride across stakeholders. This commitment to trust and relationship building is the foundation for Sampietro’s successful transformation of a traditional, rural school into a progressive institution that addresses the needs of all learners—an achievement which she defines as her greatest legacy. Sampietro has stewarded and developed a number of programs to achieve an outcome of increased academic rigor while also personalizing learning for each student. These efforts range from improving special education supports, rethinking RTI strategies, and building on existing Gifted and Talented and Title I programming. Sampietro holds a certificate of Advanced Graduate Study from St. Joseph’s University, an Assistant Principal Certificate from the University of Southern Maine, an M.Ed. in Literacy from Lesley University, and a B.S. in Education from the University of Maine, Orono.