Beach Haven School Superintendent Enjoys His First Opening Day

By Eric Englund | Sep 18, 2019
Courtesy of: Beach Haven School District

Beach Haven — Beach Haven Elementary School students got the red carpet treatment when school opened earlier this month. All students and their families were greeted by Superintendent/Principal Christopher Meyrick, classroom teachers and other staff members.

“It was encouraging to see the looks on their faces as they glanced around the school envisioning the upcoming school experience, reuniting with old friends and meeting new students,” said Meyrick.

Because he took over as the head school administrator last April, Meyrick was also experiencing his first opening day.

“In this welcome, I wanted to remind and reinforce that the Beach Haven School is committed to promising every student a future,” he said. “I also wanted to be there for the new students because that first day is a whole new step in their lives.“

Meyrick, 38, holds a master’s degree and doctorate in school leadership from Wilmington University in Delaware. He also has a bachelor’s degree in history from Stockton University and a teaching certificate in special education from Rutgers University. He began his career as a special education teacher in Camden and Atlantic counties. In the past six years he was assistant principal and later principal at the Lafayette-Pershing Elementary School in the Penns Grove-Carney’s Point Regional School District in Salem County.

“One of the reasons I wanted to come to Beach Haven is that it is a small school (65 students), and it gives me a chance to get to know the students on a personal and academic level,” he said. “In my experiences, I recognized the need for not only academic development, but for social and emotional development for all students as well. I’m confident that can be established in Beach Haven.” —E.E.

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