For those of you joining our Attales Family for the first time this year, I want to briefly introduce myself. My name is Kevin Burns and I am the proud Principal of 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 believe in the Absecon School District, its outstanding staff, and have always been very happy with our experience both in Absecon and with the Absecon Schools. Over the course of my career, I was a teacher for twelve years and spent the last nine years in administration both at the high school and middle school levels. I feel blessed to now be a part of the Absecon School District and to have the opportunity to make a positive impact on my hometown. 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 I stated when I started at Attales, my goals remain 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. If you have recently been part of our Attales Family then you know we've done a lot in terms of developing that family atmosphere and positive culture through our “Family Meetings”, “Thank You” events, service learning projects, and our philosophy of “feeding the good wolf”. We will continue with this mission in the coming year and every year thereafter. I encourage you to visit our Attales website (www.abseconschools.org > Principal’s Corner) for more information and pictures/videos from these great events.
I am very much looking forward to working with the staff, Dr. Dooley, fellow administrators, the BOE, and you, the community, to continue where we left off in, together, creating something special at the Emma C. Attales Middle School.
Emma C. Attales Middle School