Ms. Kim Kiel Named Pelham High School Principal

Ms. Kim Kiel Named Pelham High School Principal
Posted on 06/29/2020

Pelham City Schools is pleased to announce that Kim Kiel has been selected as the new principal of Pelham High School. Ms. Kiel will assume the position immediately, replacing Amanda Wilbanks who left Pelham to pursue another opportunity earlier this month. Kiel’s career spans 25 years in education in the roles of coach, teacher, assistant principal, and athletic administrator. Ms. Kiel has worked at Pelham High School since 1999 and has been instrumental in many aspects of school operations. She most recently served as the Director of Athletics for Pelham City Schools. 


Ms. Kiel is a proven leader who consistently goes above and beyond to make a positive impact in our schools and our community. “I am honored and eager to take on this new role with Pelham City Schools,” she says. “My career has been dedicated to the Pelham community, and I’m blessed to expand my focus beyond athletics to serve all of the students, staff, and parents of Pelham High School.” 


The upcoming school year will look different and present new challenges related to COVID 19, but Kiel is determined and optimistic about what lies ahead. She says, “We’ll be intentional and innovative and work as a team to make all aspects of our school the best we can for our students. It’s what we do no matter the circumstances, it’s The Pelham Way.” 


“Kim Kiel’s focus on building relationships and connecting with stakeholders is one of her greatest strengths,” says superintendent, Dr. Scott Coefield. “She’s highly respected in our schools, in our community, and in our state for her hard work, leadership, and involvement in initiatives that encourage the growth and success of people and programs.” 


Ms. Kiel received her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education and her Master of Arts in Education degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She received her Educational Administrator certification from the University of Montevallo. Kiel holds several state-level leadership positions and was named the Alabama High School Athletic Association’s (AHSAA) Athletic Director of the Year in 2018. Most recently, she was honored with the AHSAA’s Class 6A Making a Difference Award in 2020.