Sister Carol Ann Kleindinst Named as New Principal

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Published on Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sister Carol Ann Kleindinst Named as New Principal

Sister Carol Ann Kleindinst, SSMN has been newly named as principal at DeSales Catholic School, the school announced.

Prior to this formal appointment by the Board of Trustees, Kleindinst had been acting as the interim principal at DeSales.

Kleindinst has over 42 years of experience in education, 39 of those years have been in school administration. Most recently Kleindinst was employed at Mount Saint Mary's in Tonawanda where she taught English and served as Assistant Principal. Prior to her time at Mount Saint Mary’s Kleindinst was principal at DeSales from 1998-2007. She left the Catholic elementary and middle school in 2007 to care for a family member.

“Sister Carol Ann is an effective communicator, creative, purposeful, a great listener and very knowledgeable,” Kim Knuutila, Director of Admissions and Marketing at DeSales said of Kleindinst.

“She has a clear vision for the future of DeSales. Her high expectations and genuine caring for students, staff and families makes her the right person for the job. This is an exciting time to be part of DeSales.”
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DeSales Catholic School LogoDeSales is a regional Catholic elementary school, located in the Town of Lockport NY, within the Diocese of Buffalo. The school is a designated STREAM school, a center of excellence that inspires individual students to reach their greatest potential, both inside and outside the classroom, while providing students with the fundamental building blocks to be innovative, critical-thinkers, and responsible future leaders.