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Haddonfield Board of Education welcomes new principal of Tatem Elementary

Beatty will visit the school in May and June to coordinate a smooth transition  with current principal Kim Dewrell, who is leaving Haddonfield due to a family  move. 

 

Special to The Sun/The Sun: Donnetta Beatty has been chosen to serve as the new principal of Tatem Elementary School.

At the April 28 Board of Education meeting, Donnetta Beatty was approved as the next principal of J. Fithian Tatem Elementary School, effective July 1, 2022. 

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Beatty emerged as the successful candidate from a field of 55 applicants. Of the original group, 25 were granted a first-round administrative interview; eight were  selected to participate in two rounds of panel interviews. Two finalists  participated in an interview with Superintendent Klaus and Assistant  Superintendent Priolo.  

The panel of interviewers was composed of parents, teachers, support staff, and  administrators. They agreed that they were most impressed with Beatty’s focus  on community and collaboration and her commitment to building authentic  relationships with the Tatem School community. Her passion for public service  and her academic and professional background will make her an exceptional  leader for Tatem students, staff, and families. 

Beatty graduated with her B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary. She continued her education at Temple University, earning her MA in Spanish and later her Master’s in School Administration from Rowan  University. She comes to Haddonfield with over 25 years of public school  experience and is currently the Supervisor of Teaching and Learning in the Black  Horse Pike Regional School District.  

Beatty will visit the school in May and June to coordinate a smooth transition  with current principal Kim Dewrell, who is leaving Haddonfield due to a family  move. 

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