Mrs. Kelly Kawalek, Principal
Mrs. Kawalek (née Senick) joined the Ewing Township Public Schools as a teacher of English Language Arts in December 1997. She taught reading and writing to 6th, 7th and 8th grade students at Gilmore J. Fisher Middle School until July 2008, when she began working with elementary, middle, and high school teachers as the District Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for English Language Arts. In 2014, Mrs. Kawalek also began to support teachers of English Language Learners as well as each building's media specialist.
Recognized as a leader in the field of curriculum and instruction, Mrs. Kawalek possesses a wealth of professional knowledge and expertise. In conjunction with the National Writing Project at Rider University, she has provided professional development to teachers on topics such as teaching to standards, actively engaging students in learning, and promoting professional growth. Widely respected as an instructional leader, Mrs. Kawalek has presented workshops on topics such as Disciplinary Literacy, Assessment and Grading, and Strengthening the Parent-Teacher Relationship. During her time as a district supervisor for the Ewing Schools, Mrs. Kawalek oversaw the revision of many curricula and the adoption of new instructional practices. She also served as an Adjunct Professor for The College of New Jersey.
In May 2018, Mrs. Kawalek was selected to serve as the next principal at Lore Elementary School. She was honored to have been selected as Lore's next building leader saying, "Lore is such a special place, where students are honored and celebrated. Children are taught to take risks, and I will work with the Lore staff to continually support our students to help them to learn and grow toward personal and academic excellence."