Albion grad named Educational Leader of the Year by Niagara University

Staff Reports Posted 11 October 2014 at 12:00 am

Klatt is shared superintedent for Barker, Roy-Hart

Dr. Roger Klatt

Dr. Roger Klatt, a 1978 Albion High graduate and former Albion teacher and coach, was presented with the Educational Leader of the Year Award by Niagara University College of Education on Thursday.

Klatt, who taught and coached at Albion for 15 years, is now the superintendent of both the Barker and Royalton-Hartland School Districts.

He was presented the award for his work as a school leader for the Barker and Roy-Hart Districts.

In presenting the award, Niagara College of Education officials noted that prior to becoming one of the first “shared superintendents,” Klatt spent 17 years in a variety of administrative roles at Barker Central including middle school principal, director of instructional services, assistant superintendent and superintendent. Prior to that his 17 years of teaching experienced were highlighted by being selected as Albion Central’s Educator of the Year in 1995.

“Many of his family, friends and past/present colleagues were in attendance last night sharing in the occasion,” said Barker Athletic Director and former Albion teacher and coach Dave Carson. “I know Roger is proud of his Albion roots and all three of the districts that he has served and it was clear last night that the folks from Albion, Barker and Roy-Hart are proud of him.”