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Kimberly Booher Is the New Coordinator of Specialized Programs at WHS

by Madison Miller

Kimberly Booher was welcomed onto the Walkersville High school staff at the beginning of 2017-2018 school year. She is the coordinator of the specialized programs here, and she also oversees the Pyramid Program and Learning for Life program. The teachers of the Pyramid and Learning for Life programs had nothing but good things to say about her. They really seem to think that she was a good and helpful addition to the Special Education team.

Special Education teacher Maria Caminiti works with the Pyramid Program, and has known Booher since she began teaching here. “She’s brand new to our program, and I think she’s doing a really good job of helping.  She has became a really good and positive addition to the Pyramid team.  I’m very happy to be working with her this year,” said Caminiti.

Assistant Principal Sheri Murphy added that, “Mrs. Booher is a great addition to WHS and to the Pyramid and Life programs. She brings a lot of experience to this position.  We are so glad to have her here.”
Special Education meeting notetaker Nikki Brown said, “I’m the note taker for the special education meetings, so I see Mrs. Booher often. She’s a very nice person and she’s very nice to students and their parents.  I think she’s a very good addition to the special education programs here at WHS.”

WHS Lion’s Pride: What’s your position here at Walkersville High?

Booher: Coordinator of Specialized programs. I oversee the Pyramid and Learning for Life programs.

WHSLP: How long have you been teaching?

Booher: Since 2005.

WHSLP: What’s your family like? Are you married? Do you have kids?

Booher: I am married. We met at West Frederick where my husband and I both taught! We have a three year old daughter named Olive, and I also have two stepsons that are 21 and 22.

WHSLP: How old are you?

Booher: “35, I’ll be 36 next month!”

WHSLP: Did you go to college?

Booher: “I was an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and a Graduate at Hood College.”

WHSLP: Do you know any foreign languages?

Booher: “Spanish. I was the Spanish teacher at West Frederick Middle school for 11 years.”

WHSLP: Do you play any sports?

Booher: “Swimming.  I also coached synchronized swimming in college. I was also a competitive synchronized swimmer.”

WHSLP: What do you like to do in your free time?

Booher: “I like to spend time with my family.  We love going on day trips around the area.  I also enjoy taking tons of pictures of my daughter.”

WHSLP: What made you stop teaching Spanish?

Booher: I actually always thought I was going to be an elementary teacher (that’s her undergrad degree). I went to Mexico in my senior year of college because Spanish was my minor. While in Mexico, I met a teacher who lived in Frederick, and she said that there were Spanish positions available here. I graduated from UW Oshkosh in August 2005, and the next day I moved to Frederick to start working at West Frederick. I taught at WFMS from 2005-2016.

“In August 2016, there was an opening for Data Coach at WFMS, so I applied and got the job. I love looking at data, and I love exploring instructional practices. My job was to help teachers improve their instruction using student assessment data.  In the spring of 2017, I applied for the Coordinator position, and I am so excited that I got it because now I get to work with the amazing students and staff  at Walkersville High and Catoctin High!”

Booher is a great addition to Walkersville High School. If you see her in the hallway please say hello!