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Faculty Profile
Maryellen Berry
Lower School Principal
Maryellen Berry serves as Lower School principal at Whitefield Academy. Before joining the Whitefield leadership team in 2018, Berry gained 18 years of experience as a Lower School teacher and an additional 15 years of experience as a curriculum and outplacement director and division head at Trinity School in Atlanta. Berry holds a B.A. in elementary education from Stetson University and a M.S. in elementary education with a concentration in curriculum and instruction from the State University of New York at Cortland, MS.

On a professional note

Why Whitefield:
I learned about Whitefield Academy when I was in charge of outplacement at Trinity School. Since then, I have always appreciated the mission of Whitefield Academy, but when I was looking for a school for my daughter, I realized how beautifully Whitefield lives out that mission. To work at a school where my passion for the Lord and for children’s learning could be integrated brings me deep joy!

Why I love my job:
I have been teaching since I was a young girl. When we use the gifts God has planted in us, we can’t help but love what we do. It is an honor to work with fellow educators to bring forth the gifts that God has placed in each child.

On a personal note

My family:
My daughter Sarah (’23) attends Whitefield Academy. We have a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel named Chelsea.

I grew up in Syracuse, New York.