It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new Principal of Kirby’s Mill Elementary School.  I am truly honored to be appointed to this position, and I look forward to working with the community to foster a positive learning environment for every student.  

I have been in education for 16 years.  I began my teaching career as a middle school science teacher in Maryland.  After three years, I moved to New Jersey and worked as an English as a Second Language (ESL) and elementary school teacher in Burlington Township.  Upon receiving my administrative certification, I became an assistant principal in the same building where I taught as a teacher.  I graduated from Rutgers University with a teaching certificate in ESL and elementary education, and I received my master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University with a focus on technology for educators.  I continued my education at Johns Hopkins after completing the master’s program to earn my certification in school administration, which brings me to where I am today.  

I live in Cherry Hill with my husband, two sons, and our dog.  My older son is an engineering major at Virginia Tech, and my younger son will be in 6th grade in the fall.  I enjoy spending time with my family, and like most people, I appreciate a sunny day at the beach with a good book.  My other hobbies include camping (but not hiking), traveling, and trying different foods.    

My goal as a principal at Kirby’s Mill is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where students can thrive academically, physically, and socially.  To me, there is nothing more valuable than a student who looks forward to coming to school every day to learn.  As a team, we will do everything we can to meet the needs of your child and be sure to include you in the process.  I welcome open communication and constructive feedback, so please feel free to contact me with ideas, questions, or concerns.  I am always here to support you and your child in every possible way.   
Helen K. Saul