Kyle Crater · Amanda Stout Elementary Principal
Principal at Amanda E. Stout Elementary School
I grew up in:
Wife, Toni, who is a science teacher in Pottsgrove School District; three daughters, Madison, Kacey and Emma; and two dogs, Utley, a Chocolate Lab, and Mya, a Yellow Lab
Muhlenberg High School, West Chester University and Cabrini University
What makes you #RSD Proud?
Being a firsthand witness of personal growth in others. There is not much else that is more satisfying than watching a staff member or student set a goal for themselves, make a plan to achieve it, and then actually get there. I live for those “Ah-ha” moments!
You might not know this about me:
I grew up as one of 9 children! Two of my brothers are also school administrators in different school districts.
Who is your hero?
My sister Ashlee is my hero. Ashlee has Down Syndrome. She lives every day seeing the beauty in everyone and everything. Anyone that has had a chance to meet Ashlee knows that once knowing her, you have a friend for life. If we all took a page out of her “book of life”, I think our world would be a much happier place.
What is your catchphrase, or a word you say a lot?
I’m pretty sure everyone at AES knows it already, but for everyone else… “Living the Dream.” I mean it. Every day I get the chance to walk through the doors of AES, I consider myself the luckiest man alive.
You have your own late night talk show, who do you invite as your first guest?
Any student in kindergarten! They’re very honest and full of energy. That would make some great television!
Do you have a favorite charity you wish more people knew about?
The Travis Manion Foundation is a group dedicated to helping and empower veterans and families of fallen heroes. They do this through service leadership and offering school based character education assemblies/programs. They live by the mantra of “If Not Me, Then Who…”
This quote is something that we can all relate to as educators in the great City of Reading. Each staff member at AES has a bracelet with that same phrase to help remind them of the great work they’re doing every day. Our 4th Grade students will be working with them in February!
Keep shining, Kyle! 😎