Kim N. Wanliss

Kim N. Wanliss was a NYC department of education principal since 2003. During that time, she was the instructional leader of World Academy for Total Community Health in East New York, Brooklyn for nine years.  In 2012, she transitioned to the position of Intervenor/mentor with the Supervisory Support Program, a collaborative between NYC DOE and the Council of Supervisors and Administrators. This role current role involves supporting the professional growth of NYC administrators throughout the city and conducting workshops on pertinent topics such as Growth Mindset and Project Based Learning

Prior to the principalship, Ms. Wanliss was the founding assistant principal of Teachers Preparatory School.  Teachers Preparatory School gave her the opportunity to use the knowledge she gained during her tenure at Winthrop I.S. in East Flatbush.  She began her career at Winthrop in 1987 as a special education teacher, where she later took the role as Dean and finally Assistant Principal.  Over her 33 year career Ms. Wanliss has implemented many innovative programs from Peer Mediation and intergenerational service learning in the late 90’s, to A.P. and college courses for HS students in the early 2000 at WATCH HS. She is also a trailblazer in alternative scheduling (such as A/B day schedule) and the inception of a CTE Nursing Assistant Program  at WATCH.

Ms. Wanliss’ passion for education stems from being a Jamaican immigrant in the NYC public school system.    A  graduate of NYC public school Clara Barton HS Nursing program herself, Ms. Wanliss knows first-hand the importance of preparing students for the contemporary world of work.  She graduated from Brooklyn College with M.A. & B.S. in Special Education then received her certification in school administration from City College of NY.  As a lifelong learner, Ms. Wanliss has attended various conferences and workshops including Learning and the Brain, RULER, and the Buck Institute PBLWorld.