Q-and-A with Kelly Mason, new assistant principal at Boyertown Area Senior High School

Kelly Mason, the former principal at New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School, will be serving as the new assistant principal of the Boyertown Area Senior High School for the 2014-2015 school year. Brian Rohn, the former assistant principal of Boyertowns Junior High West, will serve as the principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary School. A Q-and-A with Kelly Mason follows.

Are you originally from the area?

I grew up in Glenside, Pa. I currently live in the West End of Allentown

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How long did you serve as principal of New Hanover Upper Frederick Elementary?

I was principal of NHUF for four years

Is there a special moment or a comment about that experience that youd like to share with the community?

I will never forget the time I worked on the roof! I challenged the students to raise a certain amount of money during Race for Education and they did! So we moved my desk up to the roof and I worked from there! It was so hot that day that I was happy when the students and teachers brought out water balloons and super soakers!

How do you feel about transitioning to the high school?

I am excited to embark on this new endeavor. I am looking forward to seeing how much the students have grown.

What will your main goal be? / What do you hope to accomplish?

I hope to accomplish what every educator does- that every student reaches his or her fullest potential both academically and socially

What are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to working with this wonderful group of Boyertown students and staff.

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Rebecca Blanchard

Rebecca won't hesitate to tell you that she has enjoyed writing throughout her entire life. Born and raised in Pennsylvania, she graduated from the professional writing program of Kutztown University in 2012. Rebecca joined Berks-Mont Newspapers in July of 2012 as editor of The Boyertown Area Times following her internship with the newspaper. In addition to writing, she enjoys traveling and cooking gluten-free foods. Reach the author at rblanchard@berksmontnews.com or follow Rebecca on Twitter: @boyertowntimes.