Message from Deputy Commissioner Dr. Kimberly Young Wilkins
Dr. Kimberly Young Wilkins brings extensive experience in education to the Deputy Commissioner position for the Office of P-12 Instructional Support. Most recently, Dr. Wilkins served as Assistant Commissioner for Innovation and School Reform where she oversaw the Department’s efforts to implement New York’s School Receivership program in schools identified as Struggling and Persistently Struggling, as well as selected grant programs intended to increase student results in low-performing schools. Prior to joining the Department in 2017, Dr. Wilkins served the Albany community throughout her career in education, starting as a teacher in alternative programs in 1989 and acting as the interim superintendent of schools in the Albany City School District. Dr. Wilkins holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Sage Graduate School, a master’s degree in social studies education from the University at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in American history from Regents College. Dr. Wilkins’ vast experience as a leader in the education field will be an asset as she serves in this role.