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Berlin MSHS Vision Mission and Goals 2022-2023
BMHS Building Vision Statement:
All Berlin MSHS students will be equipped with a growth mindset to empower them with the resilience, confidence and skills to reach their full potential.
BMHS Mission Statements:
- We commit to analyzing and utilizing data to advance student learning while enhancing student engagement.
- We commit to developing meaningful relationships between staff and students that will positively impact student behavior and increase student social engagement. Additionally, we commit to cultivating stronger partnerships between BMHS and the Berlin community.
About Principal Brownell
Berlin CSD welcomed Kimberly Brownell, who was appointed Principal of Berlin Middle-High School at a Board of Education meeting on June 22, 2021.
Brownell, originally from PA, comes to Berlin from Hoosick Falls CSD, where she taught English for seven years. She began her career in this area by teaching English, grades 9-12, in a residential placement school in Bennington, VT, and subsequently moved on to Brighter Choice Charter Middle School for Girls, Albany, NY, where she taught 7th grade.
In 2008, Brownell began teaching grades 7 and 8 in Harrisburg City School District, PA. Prior to this, she worked in a nonprofit organization and began tutoring in an afterschool program in the city of Harrisburg, PA. “It is there that I discovered my passion for helping young people reach their fullest potential in school,” she noted.
In 2012, Brownell earned a master’s degree in Reading K-12 from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; she is also certified in Professional Literacy Grades 5-12 in New York State. She holds a BA in Communications with an emphasis in public relations and advertising from Messiah College, PA. Earlier in her career, she worked as a concierge at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, PA, “This gave me a more flexible schedule so I could earn my certification as an English teacher in grades 7-12,” she said.
Brownell lives with her husband and young children on a grass-fed beef cattle farm in West Hoosick, NY. She is an active member of her church and says she and her family enjoy working on various home and farm projects, as well as “hiking, biking, swimming, traveling, reading and playing games.”
Berlin Superintendent A. Joseph Dhara said of the appointment, “Mrs. Brownell brings a lot of passion and dedication with her to Berlin. We are excited to have her join us as a part of our team.”
2022-2023 BNL Student-Athlete Recognition Night 6/14
Please join the BNL Athletic department on June 14th, 6 PM at the New Lebanon Jr/Sr High School to recognize and celebrate this school year’s student-athletes.
BES Gives a Sendoff to the Senior Mountaineers
Today, senior class advisor Ms. Day took the Berlin High School Class of 2023 north on Route 22 for the annual Berlin Elementary School Sendoff for the Senior Mountaineers! Read more and find the album here.
8th Grade Moving On Ceremony! 6/13 at 9 am
Please find the invitation and permission slip for going home after the ceremony here. This was also sent home with your 8th Grade Mountaineer.
BHS Advanced Musical Theatre Class Presents “Next to Normal” 6/10
The Advanced Musical Theatre Class invites you to their one-night final exam production of “Next to Normal” this Saturday at 6:30PM. This performance is free but does have a PG-16 rating as it contains mature language and content. Find out more here.
2023 BMHS Arts Alive! Celebration
On June 1st, the Berlin Middle High School Art Department held their annual Arts Alive! Celebration, which included the summative Art Exhibit for Art Students Grades 6-12, the National Art Honor Society Induction Ceremony, musical performances, and Empty Bowls Fundraiser. Read on