My name is Kevin Burns and I am proud to say that I am the new Principal at the Emma C. Attales Middle School. Along with my wife, Beth, and three children, Halle, Sean, and Jack, I am a longtime resident of Absecon. My wife and I have always been very happy with our experience both in Absecon and with the Absecon Schools and I feel blessed to be joining the District this year and having the opportunity to make a positive impact on my hometown.
Over the course of my career, I had the pleasure of being a teacher for twelve years at the Ventnor Middle School, a football coach for thirteen years at Holy Spirit, and an administrator at Mainland Regional High School for the last seven years most recently as Principal. While I enjoyed my time at Ventnor and Mainland tremendously, I always had my eye on the Absecon Schools as a possible new and final chapter. As fate would have it, the Principal position opened up at Attales over the summer and I couldn’t let the opportunity pass by without giving it a shot and the rest is history. And now, after working in and contributing to other surrounding communities for the last 20 years, it gives me great pleasure to finally say…I am home.
As we move forward, my goals are pretty simple: to create and foster a family atmosphere and positive culture that is conducive to teaching and learning, to provide the support our students need to thrive in both the academic learning environment as well as the social and emotional learning environment, and to work with students, staff, and community to continue the excellence that we have all come to expect from the Emma C. Attales Middle School.
I am very much looking forward to working with the staff, Dr. Dooley, fellow administrators, the BOE, and you, the community, to continue creating something special at the Emma C. Attales Middle School and, hopefully, making a positive impact on our own hometown. I can honestly say I love living in Absecon. It is a great town and a great place to raise a family. It is also home to an outstanding school district that, together, we are going to make even better in the years to come.
Proud Principal of the Emma C. Attales School