Phone: 856-589-8500 ext. 7020


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in German-Rutgers University Certificate of Graduate Study in ESL- Rowan University Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate- USF Muma College of Business Master of Arts in School Administration- Rowan University

Kayla Berry

Ms. Berry began her career in Washington Township as a student teacher. In 2016, she was hired as the German teacher for Chestnut Ridge and 5th Grade World Language teacher for Thomas Jefferson. Upon completion of her ESL certification, Berry was transitioned to Orchard Valley to be the ESL and German teacher. In addition to her teaching experience, Berry has written secondary-level World Language curriculum along with middle-level ESL curriculum. She has also collaborated with colleagues to develop Integrated Performance Assessments, created school-wide World Language Community Days, and advised World Language Club and FutureActs. In her role as World Language Club Advisor, she planned and coordinated multiple middle-level school-wide events to promote World Languages, including a highly successful World Languages Night.  In the summer of 2020, Berry was among the presenters at the Summer Refresher Conference for the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey. In ESL, Berry has also worked as an advocate to increase family, student, and community engagement for our non-English speaking families. She has collaborated with building leaders, ESL staff, and teaching staff to train staff in Sheltered English Instruction.
Berry earned a bachelor of arts degree in German from Rutgers University in 2016. She completed a master’s in school administration with a focus on ESL from Rowan University in 2021. Berry holds teaching certificates for ESL and German for grades K-12 as well as New Jersey principal and supervisor certifications. She has also completed additional coursework to obtain a certificate for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace from the University of South Florida.  


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