Dear Students, Parents, and Community Members of the Berlin Community School,
I am elated to be Elementary Principal at BCS. Though I loved serving as the Middle School Principal over the past two years, I am thrilled by this new opportunity to work with our younger Lions. I look forward to bringing my 13 years of experience working in public education across the K-21 grade span, coupled with my energy and enthusiasm, to our elementary school as we transition back from the unprecedented challenges of the 2020-2021 school year.
As a teacher, it was always my mission to teach more than academics and foster students' social, emotional, and behavioral growth. In addition to my experiences as an educator and administrator, I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I have also provided therapies and consultations for families and individuals with disabilities between the ages of four and 20. These experiences working hand-in-hand with families to meet children's needs and overcome challenges will help us partner as we lead the elementary school students. I look forward to collaborating with all our students, staff, and families in the year ahead.
Like most educators, I always refer to my students as "my kids" because I advocate for them like they were my own. Please know that I will celebrate their successes, encourage them every day, and work tirelessly to ensure all students feel welcome, valued, and safe at BCS. I am also a proud working mom of two amazing and energetic kiddos of my own, thanks to the never-ending support of my husband, CJ, and my mom, Sandy. My son, Ty, is seven and is going into second grade, and my daughter, Shae, is four and is starting pre-school this fall.
I wish all our BCS families a safe, healthy, and fun summer and I am eagerly counting the days until we are together again because #togetherwecan achieve anything!
Mrs. Kellilyn Mawson Middle School Principal
Berlin Community School
215 South Franklin Avenue Berlin, NJ 08009
(856) 767-0129 ext. 200