Degrees and Certifications:

Chris Waterbury

I want to warmly welcome you to Kensler Elementary. It is my sincere pleasure and honor to serve as principal. I am looking forward to partnering with you as we travel through the school year together.


I have lived in Wichita my entire life and attended schools in USD 259 throughout my educational career. My wife, Paula, is a second-grade teacher at Peterson Elementary. We love the outdoors and are always looking for a new household project to work on together and spend time with our grandchildren. 


I received my Bachelor's degree and teaching certificate from Newman University and my Master's Degree from Wichita State (Go Shockers!).


During my time as an educator, I taught third, fourth and fifth grades and have served as principal in four schools in USD 259. 


As your principal, my top priority is ensuring a safe environment for my staff, students and families. I also want to ensure every student has a great educational experience to reach their fullest potential.


Please feel free to stop by my office anytime to say hello. I'm looking forward to meeting you!


I wish your family, and especially your student, great success during this school year.



Degrees and Certifications:

Amy Stanislowski

Hi! I am Amy Stanislowski, the assistant principal at Kensler Elementary School.


Welcome to what is going to be the best school year yet!  I am originally from the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. I have two children, Porter and Emerson, and an incredible husband, Aaron.

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Teaching from Northern Michigan University. I have a Master's Degree from Friends University and a Leadership Degree from Wichita State University. I continuously take classes to stay up to date on the best teaching practices that will benefit the staff and your child. 

I have taught Kindergarten and third grade and college classes at Wichita State University for other educators. Over the years, I have received many awards, including the KAKE Golden Apple Award, the district's Good Apple Award, and the Milken National Educator Award. My goal is to be the driving force for success for staff and students while providing a safe and nurturing environment. 


I look forward to building a positive relationship with your family throughout this academic school year. Please stop by my office anytime. I cannot wait to meet you!