2016 Heart of the School Awards Finalist

Amber Kilcoyne

Two years at Medfield Heights Elementary School in Medfield


Amber Kilcoyne excels at assessing and then addressing student needs. Ms. Kilcoyne leads a school with students from 19 countries with a variety of academic and non-academic needs. One of her strategies for personalizing their learning is Power Hour, which provides reading-level appropriate intervention for every child, every day. As one of her students puts it, “Mrs. Kilcoyne has done a lot for us. […] She will listen to all of our ideas. She is so nice, and treats us equally.” Ms. Kilcoyne also seeks feedback from her teachers and parents, and acts on their recommendations, including making changes to the entrance of the school.