Kay Bolt

About Principal
Kay Bolt

I grew up in Chanute, Kansas and graduated from Chanute High School in 1981. I attended Neosho County Community College where I received my Associate Arts Degree in 1983. I then attended Pittsburg State University and graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science Degee in Elementary Education in 1985. I received my Masters Degree in Administration in 1998 and then received my Superintendent Endorsement in 2005.

I taught kindergarten and first grade in the Altoona-Midway School District for 13 years. I also became the K-8 principal there for two years before moving to Iola. In 2000, I moved to Iola and became the principal of LaHarpe Elementary and McKinley Elementary. I stayed for two years and then became the Humboldt Elementary Principal in Humboldt, Kansas in 2002. I have been the principal in Humboldt for the last 11 years. I am currently the middle school principal as well.

I am the mother of two children. My daughter, Kelsey, is married to Caleb Boulware and they live in Cherokee, Kansas. She teaches first grade in Columbus and they have a son named Drake. My son, Kellen,is attending Northwestern University in Chicago and is majoring in English. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family and friends, I like to garden, ride bikes, run, and go antique shopping.

"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework." Lily Tomlin
Building Goals: 

I. To develop and expand parent involvement K-8

  • Develop a parent organization for middle school
  • Have an Open House for middle school
  • Create parent involvement activities for both schools


  • Powerschool parent training night
  • Technology night
  •  Poetry coffee house
  • Parent appreciation (Coffee/Donuts)
  • Open House
  • Utilize Powerschool & School Reach to inform parents

II. To develop a building maintenance plan

  • Develop a schedule for painting
  • Replace flooring at elementary
  • Continue w/roof repair
  • Develop a schedule for classroom desks & chairs
  • Make front of elementary ADA accessible
  • Replace sinks/countertops/back cabinetry at elementary

III. Continue to meet AYP & the Standard of Excellence in the core academic areas and provide opportunities for educators to increase their knowledge & skills in curriculum & instruction

  • Curriculum mapping
  • Continue w/the rotation of textbooks & materials
  • Staff Development—infusing technology into the core curriculum
  • Project-based Learning
  • Scheduling of classes
  • After school tutoring
  • Using formative assessments effectively

IV. To increase teacher’s knowledge & skills in the use of technology as an educational tool & also to expand and update what is already being used.

  • On-going training/staff development
  • Tech support—2 people—integration specialist
  • 1-1 Ratio of laptops to students in class
  • Maintenance (replacement)
  • Trouble-shooting manual
  • Continued purchase of software/hardware to be current
  • Digital textbook/reading materials

V. To provide opportunities for educators to increase their knowledge & skills toward MTSS (Multi-tiered Systems of Support)

  • Staff development
  • Identify, implement & maintain interventions for academics & behavior
  • Create incentives & rewards
  • Scheduling & staff
  • Consistent data collection instruments – ( training on implementation)
  • School-wide expectations & strategies


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